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Battery recycling moves to new level

Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green wishes to thank the entire Fallbrook community for their commitment to keeping batteries out of our landfills by turning them in for recycling. During the three and one-half years KFCG has operated its household battery recycling program, we have processed 12 tons of household batteries!

We extend our deepest gratitude to the Angel Society, Supervisor Bill Horn, Renee Ingold, the Rotary Club of Fallbrook and the Fallbrook Village Rotary who made it possible for us to create and sustain this program. We are also indebted to the Fallbrook Public Utility District for housing the program’s curbside container and for providing the manpower and equipment to store and ship the batteries we collected.

The Fallbrook Battery Recycling Program is now being absorbed into a larger, corporate program sponsored by EDCO, the parent company of Fallbrook Waste and Recycling. Batteries are now accepted at Fallbrook Waste and Recycling, 550 West Aviation, and will no longer be accepted at FPUD, although there will be a brief transition period as FPUD un-installs its curbside container.

The collection containers at Major Market and Albertson’s will remain in place, thanks to the Fallbrook Village Rotary and its volunteers, currently Jack Acomb and Stan Neiman, who transport these batteries to the central collection point.

Again, our heartfelt thanks to all of you for ensuring that the hazardous materials contained in household batteries do not end up in our landfills! And we wish EDCO every success as it continues this vital program.

Anne Burdick

Recycling Program Coordinator

Keep Fallbrook Clean and Green

 

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