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    (San Bernardino, Calif.) The Inland Empire‚s Leonard Robinson is Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger‚s appointed Chief Deputy Director for the California Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC).
    The League of California Cities‚ Annual Conference, held in Sacramento on
    Thursday, Sept. 6, has asked Robinson to participate in a panel discussion about the used alkaline battery collection segment of the California Take It Back! (TIB!) Partnership. The conference is a held at the Sacramento Convention Center and will be attended by mayors; city council members and city officials from across the state.
    He will participate in a dialogue on the unique ways that cities are addressing the challenge of collecting used alkaline batteries from their citizens.
    As of Feb. 8 of last year, these batteries could not be discarded in the trash.
    Robinson said, “The California Take It Back! Partnership is a consortium of state and local government; retail stores; businesses; utilities; academia; and non-profit organizations that are providing or making provisions for California residents to properly recycle their used fluorescent lights; used alkaline batteries and used electronic devices.”
    “The goal of the partnership is to provide locations for California residents that are free, local and convenient.”

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