SB 1100 (Corbett, 2009-10) Household Battery Recycling Bill

Summary. Product stewardship for household batteries

Position and Status. CAW Supports. This bill died with the closing of the 2009-10 legislative session. SB 1100 was heard in the Asm Approps Committee and placed on suspense. Previously, it passed Senate Environmental Quality Committee, and Senate Appropriations. It passed Senate Floor 23-10.

Description. Producers of household batteries (such as alkaline, nickel-cadmium and other batteries typically generated as household waste) must submit a stewardship plan to Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and implement the plan upon its approval by DTSC. SB 1100 will also require battery manufacturers to meet recycling goals each year and report data to the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery who will oversee the implementation of each manufacturer’s stewardship plan.


SB 1100 will help local governments’ bottom lines by saving tax-payer money used to manage toxic battery waste.  It will also create green jobs recycling and collecting batteries.  In addition, battery stewardship will help California’s environment by ensuring that battery waste is properly managed.  

CAW Staff Contacts. 

Teresa Bui (916) 443-5422


Senator Ellen Corbett
State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814
fax: 916-327-2433

Language, Analyses and Votes.



AERC Recycling Solutions
Alameda County Waste Management 
Association of Bay Area Governments 
California Association of Environmental Health Administrators
California League of Conservation Voters
California Product Stewardship Council
California Professional Firefighters 
California Resource Recovery Association
California Retailers Association
California State Association of Counties
Californians Against Waste
Castro Valley Sanitary District
Center for Environmental Health
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority
City and County of San Francisco
City of Burbank
City of Encinitas 
City of Indian wells
City of Needles
City of Palo Alto
City of Riverside
City of Sacramento
City of San Joaquin
City of Santa Cruz
City of Santa Monica
City of Torrance
City of Ventura
Clean Water Action
Coalition for Clean Air
County of Los Angeles
County of Marin
County of Napa
County of Sacramento
County of San Bernardino 
County of Santa Clara
County of Siskiyou
County of Tuolumne
Del Note Solid Waste Authority
Environment California
Humboldt Waste Management Authority
Kinsbursky Brothers
Marin County Hazardous and Solid Waste Management Joint Powers   Authority
Marin Sanitary Service
Napa Recycling & Waste Services
Natural Resource Defense Council
Planning and Conservation League
Raw Materials Company Inc.
Regional Council of Rural Counties
Sierra Club
Solid Waste Association of North America
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency



Advanced Medical Technology Association
California Chamber of Commerce
California Manufacturers and Technology Association
Consumer Specialty Products Association
Grocery Manufacturers of America
National Electrical Manufacturers Association