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Del Mar helps locals recycle

DEL MAR  — Coast Waste Management and the city of Del Mar have joined to make it easy for Del Mar residents and businesses to recycle and dispose of common household items in an environmentally safe way.

The event from 9 a.m. to noon at the Del Mar City Hall upper parking lot, 1050 Camino Del Mar, will offer on-site document shredding and the safe collection of non-controlled medications, sharps, compact fluorescent bulbs, household batteries and cell phones. Sharps and non-controlled medication drop-off is limited to residents only.

Document shredding is limited to three standard office storage boxes. Compacted fluorescent, tubes or lightbulbs are limited to 12 bulbs or tubes. Limits are per person or business, per event.

Used batteries being accepted include AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, alkaline, rechargeable, lithium, coin cells, and small button size. There is no limit on the number of batteries. Residents can also conveniently recycle household batteries by placing them out for collection inside a clear plastic storage bag on top of their blue recycling cart on service day.