Batter(ies) Up! Drop Off Used Ones

The Auto Club's Montrose district office is urging Southern California motorists to scour garages, carports, yards, tool sheds and storage units for used vehicle, motorcycle, boat and airplane batteries, and donate them at designated recycling sites as part of the AAA Great Battery Roundup® being conducted in honor of Earth Day on April 22.

For each battery "rounded up" and returned to one of the Auto Club's 39 designated recycling sites from April 16-22, the AAA Battery Service will donate $1.50 to Surfbus, a group that provides first-time beach trips and marine science education to low-income children in Southern California.

Not all AAA offices can receive used batteries; in fact, the Montrose location is one that does not accept them. However, batteries can be dropped off at Rowlett Towing at 129 E. Providencia Ave., Burbank. Their phone number is 557-0009 and they are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A city-by-city list of additional drop-off locations is available at the Montrose Auto Club office or by visiting and looking under the "Automotive" home page.

The 2007 AAA Great Battery Roundup® campaign goal is to collect at least 1,000 batteries throughout Southern California.

For those who don't have a battery to contribute, but want to be part of the campaign to help the Surfbus organization, contributions can be sent to Surfbus, c/o 302 19th St., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. Write in Auto Club/AAA Great Battery Roundup® in the memo line of the check.

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