Vt. Recycles 114,000 Pounds of Batteries

Communities / Feb. 16, 2017 9:59am EST

Call2Recycle, Inc., the appointed battery stewardship organization in Vermont, announced over 114,000 pounds of batteries have been collected statewide in 2016.

This is an 187% increase from the previous year, prior to the legislation that led Vermont to become the first state in the U.S. requiring producers to finance a collection and recycling program for single-use (primary) batteries.

Providing easy and convenient recycling options to Vermonters has contributed to this success, including adding to its drop-off network and increased participation by municipalities.

“We are extremely pleased with the collection results in Vermont in year one. By simplifying battery recycling for single-use batteries, we’ve also seen a 42% increase in rechargeable collections,” said Todd Ellis, director of stewardship programs for Call2Recycle, Inc. Drop off locations in this area include:

•Bethel-Royalton Transfer Station, 122 Waterman Road, South Royalton. Info: 802-763-2232. Accepts rechargeable batteries, cellphones, alkaline/single-use batteries/

•Tunbridge Public Library, 289 VT Route 110, Tunbridge. Info: 802-889-9404. Accepts rechargeable batteries, cellphones, alkaline/ single-use batteries.

•Kenyon’s Hardware and Farm Supply, 93 N Main St., Northfield. Info: 802-485-9676. Accepts rechargeable batteries, cellphones, alkaline/single-use batteries.

For more information on dropoff locations and battery recycling in Vermont, visit www.call2recycle.org/vermont.

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