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Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green partners with Village Rotary

FALLBROOK – Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green (KFCG) and the Fallbrook Village Rotary have joined hands in the operation of KFCG’s program for recycling household dry cell batteries. The Fallbrook Village Rotary has assumed responsibility for the transportation of the batteries from the downtown collection locations to the storage drums at the Fallbrook Public Utility District.

Two Rotary volunteers will pick up the batteries collected each week at Major Market and Albertson’s. Each market offers two collection containers, one inside each entrance to the market, plus an “oversized battery” container for those batteries that do not fit easily into the collection tubes.

Because of the overwhelming response by Fallbrook residents, the collection containers are filled to overflowing each week and sometimes even twice weekly.

The first two volunteers have already begun their weekly collections, Jack Acomb at Major Market and Stan Neiman at Albertson’s.

As it completes its third year of operation, the battery program has reached another milestone in the amount of materials recycled. KFCG has now recycled 10 tons of household dry cell batteries, collected pail by pail and dumped into 27 55-gallon drums before being transferred, three drums at a time, to a recycling vendor. Every battery that is recycled protects the environment by preventing the hazardous disintegration of these batteries in landfills.

For more information, contact Anne Burdick, Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green,

(760) 728-7828.

 

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