Promoting a Healthier Environment: The California Take-It-Back Partnership


Oscar the GrouchKeep Fluorescent Lights out of the Trash! Join Oscar's Not in My Trash Can-Paign and take your used fluorescent lights to a local Take it Back Partner!

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Find a location near you to take your fluorescents with the help of our friends at CalRecycle

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The Take it Back Partnership

As of February 8, 2006, household wastes such as: batteries, electronic devices and fluorescent light bulbs may not be placed in thThe California Take-It-Back Partnership provides convenient ways for California residents to recycle everyday household wastes.e trash by anyone. Scientists at the California Environmental Protection Agency have found that these wastes will leak toxic substances, mostly metals, in a typical landfill.

The California Take-It-Back Partnership is a collaboration of state government; city and county government; businesses; non-profit agencies and non-governmental organizations to provide free; local and convenient ways for California residents to recycle everyday household wastes such as batteries, fluorescent lamps and electronic devices that can no longer be disposed in the trash. In essence, the Partnership provides a way for California residents to assist the California Environmental Protection Agency in its mission to protect public health and the environment.