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Options to recycle, rather than throw away, batteries

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

It's against the law in some areas to throw rechargeable batteries in the trash. So what can you do with them?

Lowe's is just one of the businesses in Quincy that will recycle these batteries for you. All you have to do is bring in your used cell phone batteries, laptop batteries, or just regular rechargeable batteries and drop them in a bin at the front of the store.

The assistant manger at Lowe's says it's important to do your part to keep dangerous materials out of outdoor dump sites.

"So much of this stuff is just dumped in the landfills. And they just sit there and that's one less thing that we really need to be putting into our landfills," said Diane Hillebrenner, the Assistant Store Manager of the Quincy Lowe's.

According to www.lowes.com, since 2004, that company has helped keep more than 1 million pounds of rechargeable batteries out of landfills through their stores participation.

Besides batteries, Lowe's will also recycle your CFL light bulbs.

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