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SLO Take Back Program

Through 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.

  • Single-use batteries should be fully discharged
  • Button batteries should have tape placed over the metal contacts
  • CFLs may not be broken
  • Sharps must be in a certified collection container. 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.

Arroyo Grande 

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

Batteries Only:

7-Eleven Food Store
Arco AM/PM
Arroyo Grande Shell Station
Farm Supply Company
JJ’s Market
Last Chance Liquor
Lopez Lake Marina
Mesa View Market
Valero

CFLs & Fluorescent Tubes Only: 

CD Pet Garden & Emporium
Sweet Harvest Hydroponics and Organics

Atascadero 

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

Batteries Only:

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

CFLs & Fluorescent Tubes Only: 

McNamara Electric

Avila Beach 

Batteries Only:

Avila Grocery & Deli

California Valley 

California Valley Community Services District

Cambria 

Cambria Hardware
Cookie Crock Market

Batteries Only:

Cambria Drug & Gift
Cambria General Store
Chevron

Old Cambria Market Place/Shell
The Pit Stop

Cayucos 

Barreries Only:

Cayucos Liquor
Cayucos Pharmacy
Cayucos Super Market
Paul’s Liquor

Creston 

Batteries Only:

Creston Market

Grover Beach 

Miner’s Ace Hardware
Von’s

Batteries Only:

7-Eleven Food Store
Ben’s Computer Outlet
Grover Liquors
Market Express
Pocket Book Grocery

CFLs & Fluorescent Tubes Only: 

South County Sanitary
The Animal Kingdom

Los Osos 

Miner’s Ace Hardware
Ralph’s Grocery
Rite Aid

Batteries Only:

Baywood Market
Los Osos Phone & Wireless-Verizon
Los Osos Rexall Drug Store
Los Osos Valley Liquor
Los Osos Valley Shell

Morro Bay 

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

Batteries Only:

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

CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes Only:

City of Morro Bay

Nipomo 

Miner’s
Nipomo Ace Hardware
Von’s

Batteries Only:

Chevron Gas Station
CVS Pharmacy
La Placita Market
Stop And Buy

CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes Only:

Nipomo Community Services District
 

Oceano 

Oceano Community Services District

Batteries Only:

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

Paso Robles 

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

*AM PM Mini Mart
*Appy’s Liquor
*AT&T Hightower PCS
*Big Creek Lumber
*Chevron
*AT&T
*City of Paso Robles
*Boost Mobile
*Cregor’s
*Eagle Energy 76 Station
*Exxon One Stop
*Farm Supply Company
*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
*Savage Spirits and Deli
*Shell
*Spirit & Gas Food
*Valero
*Wayside Liquor & Deli
*Woodland Chevron

†Blake’s True Value Home Center
†Alameda Electrical Distributors
†Food 4 Less
†Hayward Lumber
†The Pet Department

Pismo Beach 

California Fresh Market
CVS Pharmacy
Rite Aid

Batteries Only:

7-Eleven Food Store
Chevron Market Plus
Esquire News
Verizon Wireless
Pismo Beach Liquor
Pismo Market
Price Street Market
Spirit Gas & Food

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.
Smart & Final
Staples
Target/CVS Pharmacy
Von’s
Whole Foods Market

Batteries Only:

7-Eleven Food Store
Advanced Hearing Aid Center
Arco AM/PM
AT&T Wireless
Campus Bottle
Chevron
Coast Electronics
Cork N Bottle Liquor Store & Deli
Crossroads Deli & Pub
Cuesta College Bookstore
CVS Pharmacy
Edna Valley Market/Shell
El Corral Bookstore
Farm Supply Company
Karen M. Scott Audiology
Laurel Lane Liquor
Metro PCS Authorized Dealer
Miracle-Ear Center
Shell Station
Sidewalk Market & Deli
SLO Beverage ‘n More

CFLs and Fluorescent Tubes Only:

Tropics Aquarium Professionals

San Miguel 

San Miguel Community Services District

Batteries Only:

San Miguel Garbage Company

San Simeon 

Hearst Castle Aramark Gift Shop
San Simeon Liquor
San Simeon Market

Santa Margarita 

Margarita Plaza Liquor

Shell Beach 

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

Templeton 

Hewitt Hardware
Templeton Community Services District
Weyrick Lumber

Batteries Only:

A-1 Liquor
Templeton Chevron
Templeton Market & Deli
Templeton Spirits

 

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