April 27, 2009

Important Battery Recycling Update

. April 27, 2009

Back in October 2008, we started our very successful battery recycling program at Woolridge Elementary School. Many of you brought in your batteries so they could be recycled and not go into our landfills. The store we were bringing the batteries to no longer accepts alkaline batteries for recycling, so we now pay to ship these batteries so they can be properly recycled.

You can continue to bring in all of the other types of batteries noted below.

  • Household batteries, both rechargeable and non-rechargeable, such as:· D-cell, C-cell, AA, AAA, 9-volt, and button cells
  • Rechargeable battery packs from:· Cell phones, cameras, laptop computers, power tools, etc.
  • Handheld electronics:· Cell phones, iPods, PDAs, pagers, and so on.
  • Any other dry-cell batteries.
What types of batteries will NOT be accepted?
  • Lead acid batteries from:· Automobile, motorcycle, boats, and outdoor power equipment
  • Any other wet-cell batteries

So keep those batteries coming in. We recycled 30 pounds of batteries during the months of January and February! This brings our total to 110 pounds. Please remember to not bring batteries in if they are leaking or damaged. Leaking batteries can burn your skin. Also, please remove batteries from any electronics device before putting them in the recycling bin.




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