SLO-take-back-BIGThrough the IWMA’s SLO Take Back Program, every retailer that sells household batteries, compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) and fluorescent tubes, mercury-added thermostats, paints, sharps and medication in San Luis Obispo County must take those items back from the public for free.

Bring your single-use batteries, button batteries, rechargeable batteries, CFLs, fluorescent tubes, mercury thermostatspaint, needles and sharps and unwanted medication to any retail store that sells the above items during regular store hours for FREE recycling. Single-use batteries should be fully discharged, button batteries should have tape placed over the metal contacts, and CFLs may not be broken. Sharps must be in a certified collection container. Hint: ask your pharmacist for a FREE certified collection container. Then fill it, seal it and return it to your pharmacy for FREE disposal.

Small businesses in San Luis Obispo County can also participate but must call (805) 782-8530 to make an appointment.


Battery, CFL and Thermostat Retailers in San Luis Obispo County

Over 300 businesses in San Luis County participate in the SLO Take Back Program. Click on your community to find a business near you. Businesses marked with * take batteries only. Businesses marked with † take CFLs and fluorescent tubes only.

Arroyo Grande | Atascadero | Avila Beach | California Valley | Cambria |
CayucosCreston | Grover Beach | Los Osos | Morro Bay | Nipomo |
Oceano | Paso Robles | Pismo Beach | Ragged Point | San Luis Obispo |
San Miguel | San Simeon | Santa Margarita | Shell Beach | Templeton


Arroyo Grande

Brisco’s True Value Hardware
DE Regan Audiologist
Dollar Tree Stores
Kmart
Miner’s Ace Hardware
Office Max
Rite Aid
Walmart
Wet Pets

*7-Eleven Food Store
*Arco AM/PM
*Arroyo Grande Shell Station
*Bewley’s Chevron
*Big Boys Toys
*Farm Supply Company
*JMC Wireless

*JJ’s Market
*Last Chance Liquor
*Lopez Lake Marina
*Mesa View Market
*Valero

†CD Pet Garden & Emporium
†Sweet Harvest Hydroponics and Organics

Atascadero

Dollar Tree
Food 4 Less
Home Depot
Kmart
CVS Pharmacy
Miner’s Ace Hardware
Rite Aid
Staples
Von’s
Walgreens

*7-Eleven Food Store
*Allied Hearing
*Arco AM/PM
*Chalk Mountain Liquor
*Chevron
*Circle K Food Store
*El Camino Liquor
*Hobby Headquarters
*JMC Wireless
*Palomar Creek Mini Mart
*RadioShack
*Shell
*Shore’s Service Station
*Stage Coach Liquor
*Unocal 76 San Anselmo Minkel’s
*Verizon Wireless

†McNamara Electric

Avila Beach

*Avila Grocery & Deli

California Valley

California Valley Community Services District

Cambria

Cambria Hardware
Cookie Crock Market

*Cambria Drug & Gift
*Cambria General Store
*Chevron
*Old Cambria Market Place/Shell
*The Pit Stop

Cayucos

*Cayucos Liquor
*Cayucos Pharmacy
*Cayucos Super Market
*Paul’s Liquor

†Cayucos Sanitary District

Creston

*Creston Country Store

Grover Beach

Miner’s Ace Hardware
Von’s

*7-Eleven Food Store
*Ben’s Computer Outlet
*Best Care Pharmacy
*Grover Liquors
*Market Express
*Mobility Therapy
*Pocket Book Grocery
*RadioShack

†South County Sanitary
†The Animal Kingdom

Los Osos

Miner’s Ace Hardware
Ralph’s Grocery
Rite Aid

*Baywood Market
*Los Osos Phone & Wireless-Verizon
*Los Osos Rexall Drug Store
*Los Osos Valley Liquor
*Los Osos Valley Shell
*Medicine Shoppe
*Coast Electronics

Morro Bay

Albertson’s Supermarkets
Dollar Tree Store
Miner’s Ace Hardware
Spencer’s

*Arco AM/PM
*Bottle Liquor
*Cookie Crock
*Lighthouse Liquor
*MB Mobil Mart
*Morro Bay Market & Spirits
*Coast Electronics
*Rite Aid
*Strictly PC
*Sunset Liquor
*Valero

†City of Morro Bay

Nipomo

Miner’s
Nipomo Ace Hardware
Von’s

*Chevron Gas Station
*CVS Pharmacy
*La Placita Market
*Stop And Buy

†Nipomo Community Services District
†Von’s

Oceano

Oceano Community Services District

*Central Market
*Johnson’s Market & Gifts
*Oceano Market/Valero
*Pier Liquor

Paso Robles

Albertsons
Blake’s True Value Hardware
Dollar Tree Store
Food 4 Less
Hayward Lumber
Heritage Ranch Community Services District
Lowe’s
Orchard Supply Hardware
Paso Robles Waste Disposal
Rite Aid
Staples
Target/CVS Pharmacy
Walmart

*AM PM Mini Mart
*Appy’s Liquor
*AT&T Hightower PCS
*Big Creek Lumber
*Chevron
*Cingular
*City of Paso Robles
*Boost Mobile
*Cregor’s
*Eagle Energy 76 Station
*Exxon One Stop
*Farm Supply Company
*Heritage Ranch Country Store
*JMC Wireless
*J-N-J’s Liquor
*Lake Nacimiento Resort
*Matt’s Music
*Miracle Ear Center
*Nology Computer
*Paso Hearing Aid Center
*Paso Robles Waste and Recycle
*Paso Robles Union 76
*Pioneer Food Mart
*RadioShack
*Savage Spirits and Deli
*Shell
*Spirit & Gas Food
*Valero
*Wayside Liquor & Deli
*Woodland Chevron

†Blake’s True Value Home Center
†Central Wholesale Electrical Distributors
†Cuesta Equipment
†Food 4 Less
†Hayward Lumber
†The Pet Department

Pismo Beach

California Fresh Market
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid
Orchard Supply Hardware

*7-Eleven Food Store
*Chevron Market Plus
*Esquire News
*North County Hearing Aid Center
*Verizon Wireless
*Pismo Beach Liquor
*Pismo Market
*Price Street Market
*Spirit Gas & Food

†The Animal Kingdom

Ragged Point

*Ragged Point Mini Mart

San Luis Obispo

Best Buy

California Fresh Market San Luis Obispo
Costco
Cuesta Equipment
Dollar Tree Store
Food 4 Less
Hayward Lumber
Home Depot
Miner’s Ace Hardware
Ralphs Grocery
Rite Aid
San Luis Garbage Co.
Sears
Smart & Final
Staples
Target/CVS Pharmacy
Von’s
Whole Foods Market

*7-Eleven Food Store
*Advanced Hearing Aid Center
*Arco AM/PM
*AT&T Wireless
*AVC Verizon Wireless
*Campus Bottle
*Chevron
*Cork N Bottle Liquor Store & Deli
*Crossroads Deli & Pub
*Cuesta College Bookstore
*CVS Pharmacy
*Edna Valley Market/Shell
*El Corral Bookstore
*Farm Supply Company
*Mac Super Store
*IWMA
*Karen M. Scott Audiology
*Laurel Lane Liquor
*Manuel’s Liquors
*Metro PCS Authorized Dealer
*Miracle Ear Center
*Padre Liquor
*Quick Stop Market
*RadioShack
*Shell Station
*Sidewalk Market & Deli
*SLO Beverage ‘n More

†Farris Lighting & Electric
†Tropics
†Village View Lighting

San Miguel

San Miguel Community Services District

*San Miguel Garbage Company

San Simeon

Hearst Castle Aramark Gift Shop
San Simeon Liquor
San Simeon Market

Santa Margarita

Margarita Mercantile
Margarita Plaza Liquor
Rinconda General Store
SML Marina & Mini Mart

Shell Beach

Shell Beach Liquor
Shell Beach Market
Shell Beach Shell
Spyglass Liquor & Deli

Templeton

Hewitt Hardware
Templeton Community Services District
Weyrick Lumber

*A-1 Liquor
*HEAR Center
*Templeton Chevron
*Templeton Market & Deli
*Templeton Spirits