Got batteries, cellphones you don’t need? Recycling ‘competition’

June 19, 2013 1:20 pm
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Not that West Seattleites need incentive to recycle – just look at the success of local dropoff events – but if you join in an upcoming “competition,” you might just help our peninsula win bragging rights. The Seattle Public Library and Call2Recycle will have battery-collection boxes in place for five days at six libraries around the city, from June 22nd (this Saturday) through June 26th, including the West Seattle (Admiral) Branch at 2306 42nd SW. Two days after the collection period ends, Call2Recycle will weigh the six neighborhoods’ contributions, and declare the “winner” Seattle’s Greenest Neighborhood. Here’s what they’ll accept:

Drop off all types of household batteries (weighing up to 11 pounds each), including both single-use batteries and rechargeable batteries commonly found in laptops and digital cameras. Obsolete cellphones can also be dropped off at the libraries for recycling.

The recovered materials, according to Call2Recycle, will be “used to create new batteries, concrete additives and a variety of stainless steel products.” (The organization’s website says it’s a nonprofit “funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.”) There’s even more info online here.

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