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Borrego Library - Recycle Used Batteries


Last updated 3/29/2016 at 3:33am

Did you know you can safely recycle your batteries for free by taking them to Borrego Springs Library? Batteries contain toxic metals, are considered hazardous waste and must be recycled. Don't throw them in the trash.

Just bring them to the battery drop-off bins located inside the local branches listed below.

The libraries primarily collect standard alkaline batteries - Cs, Ds, AAs, AAAs, 9-volts, you name it. But they can also take rechargeable batteries; lithium batteries must be bagged separately.

The San Diego County Library recycling program, sponsored and funded by the County Department of Environmental Health, has been collecting and recycling used batteries for residents since 2009. The program recycles about five tons of batteries for residents every year.

Here are the local County Library branches where you can recycle your batteries:

Borrego Springs: 587 Palm Canyon Drive, Suite 125, Borrego Springs (760) 767-5761

Julian Branch Library 1850 Highway 78 Julian (760) 765-0370


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