The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Act of 2006 requires every retailer, as defined, to have in place a system for the acceptance and collection of used rechargeable batteries for reuse, recycling, or proper disposal. The act requires each July 1, the Department of Toxic Substances Control to survey battery handling or battery recycling facilities, or both, and to post on its internet website the estimated amount, by weight, of each type of rechargeable battery returned for recycling in California during the previous calendar year. Existing law makes the act inoperative on September 30, 2026, and repeals the act on January 1, 2027.
This bill would require the department to continue to post that information on its internet website on and after October 1, 2026.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.