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Battery recycling now at library


Last updated 5/3/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green (KFCG) has added one more location to its new community program for recycling household dry cell batteries: Fallbrook Library, 124 South Mission Road. This week, librarian Teresa Sheehey installed the recycling container just inside the front door so library patrons can easily drop off their spent household batteries when visiting. Three other convenient locations around town are also available for disposing household dry cell batteries: Joe’s Hardware Store and Major Market for small quantities of spent batteries and the curbside container available at Fallbrook Public Utility District (FPUD) for larger quantities.

Residents are reminded that household batteries cannot be disposed of in the regular trash because of the hazardous materials they contain. Household batteries include alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D and 9-volt), nickel-cadmium rechargeable batteries (NiCads), button batteries (small, round, silver-colored; used in watches and hearing aids) and lithium batteries (AA, C, 9-volt and coin; mainly used in computers and cameras).

For more information, call Anne Burdick of KFCG at (760) 728-7828 or Noelle Denke of FPUD at (760) 728-1125, ext. 1127.


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