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Mascot: How To Protect Environment In Riverbank
Freddy Fish
New city mascot Freddy the Fish was introduced to the public at Wednesdays downtown Farmers Market. Freddy is out promoting best practices for residents and businesses in the area to help prevent pollution of runoff to the storm water system, which ends up running into the Stanislaus River. Ric McGinnis/The News

Building Department personnel introduced a brand new city mascot at the June 8 Certified Farmers Market.

In addition to the mascot, Freddy the Fish, the city hosted a booth with pamphlets describing procedures for safe environmental habits and procedures for do-it-yourself landscapers, painters, remodelers, home builders, general contractors and home owners. There’s another for automotive maintenance and car care industries like body and repair shops, car dealerships, gas stations and similar users.

There are resources for handling recycling and hazardous waste disposal, both at the city and county level.

Phone numbers include 209-535-4123 for the county’s Household Hazardous Waste Office, or Gilton Solid Waste, at 209-527-3781.

To report clogged storm drains, call the City of Riverbank, 863-7127 or to report a spill or illegal dumping, call 863-7190.

The informative pamphlets are also available at city offices, both City Hall North and South.