Worth Knowing: Message from GUVSMD about recycling batteries
Here's a message from the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District: Give new life to your “single-use”, alkaline batteries by recycling them through Call2Recycle® at convenient locations across Vermont. Participating collection sites include local businesses, retailers and solid waste/recycling transfer stations. Certain components--such as heavy metals like cadmium, mercury, and lead---are hazardous to human health and the environment. Heavy metals may adversely affect kidney, liver, lung or brain functions in humans and wildlife. It’s important to keep these materials out of the landfill through safe disposal or recycling. Recycling of household batteries has the added value of reducing the need to expensively mine for virgin metals. This conserves natural resources and lessens environmental impacts from mining.
Visit Call2Recycle.org to find a convenient drop-off location and get answers to your battery recycling questions. You may also call the GUV office at (802) 674-4474.