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City now collecting batteries for recycling

Original post made on Dec 3, 2008

The city of Pleasanton will now accept used and unwanted batteries for recycling in the name of going green. Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and the City Council have committed to leading the city toward more green alternatives and sustainability.

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Posted by VPCheney
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 3, 2008 at 9:55 am

Way to step up to the plate guy's. The city is now taking batteries. We have always had a hard time finding places to deal with this and now this will make it they way it should be, easy! GOOD JOB!

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 3, 2008 at 2:52 pm

I'm happy - now I can get rid of the containers of batteries sitting on the work bench. Thanks P-Town!

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Posted by Tracy
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Dec 3, 2008 at 3:41 pm

Thank you!!!!!! This will make it soooo convenient to drop off the batteries. My collection has taken over the laundry room counter over the past 2 years as I procrastinated getting info on where I could take them. Excellent idea! Mine will be dropped off by the end of the day tomorrow!

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Posted by Matt
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm

That's great news. Are they going to also collect used CFL bulbs? I went to OSH the other day, they only take the long tube version, not the compact one.

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Posted by Janet Pelletier, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2008 at 2:10 pm

Hi Matt, in response to your question, Joanne Hall, who is the spokeswoman for the city of Pleasanton told me: "we are exploring having an ongoing recycling program for CFL bulbs, but expect that they will be included in our E-Waste Weekend held at the Fairgrounds April 16-18, 2009. We included them last year and many, many CFL bulbs and lights came through."

stay tuned and thanks for your question.