Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Joins Nationwide Call2Recycle Program to Recycle Used Rechargeable Batteries
DALTON, GA - The Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority has partnered with Call2Recycle® to make convenient battery recycling available to residents in Whitfield County. The only free rechargeable battery collection program in North America, Call2Recycle helps communities of all sizes operate rechargeable battery collection programs.
“Whitfield County is joining thousands of communities across the county in protecting the environment by providing residents with an environmentally responsible way to safely dispose of used batteries,” said Carl Smith, president and CEO of Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), the non-profit that operates Call2Recycle. “Participating in a battery recycling program is one important way communities can make themselves healthier, safer and more sustainable.”
Rechargeable batteries are a long-lasting, eco-friendly power source for many electronic devices, including laptop computers, cell phones, cordless phones, digital cameras, cordless power tools, and two-way radios. Each rechargeable battery is stamped with the RBRC recycle seal indicating it should be taken to a collection site to be recycled. Precious metals recovered from used batteries create new batteries, and stainless steel products. (Pictured below are samples of batteries and the recycle seals.)
Four Convenience Centers in the county will serve as collection sites for rechargeable batteries starting Saturday, October 15. Look for the silver bucket in the lead acid battery recycling section, or ask an attendant for assistance. (Silver bucket is pictured above.) Locations include the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at the Old Dixie Hwy. Landfill and Convenience Center location at the south end of the county; M.L. King Blvd. Convenience Center in Dalton; McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center in Cohutta; and Westside Convenience Center in Rocky Face. For specific hours of operation and directions visit www.DWSWA.org and click on Convenience Centers or call the Recycling Center at 706-278-5001.
Since 1996, more than 60 million pounds of rechargeable batteries have been collected through Call2Recycle. It’s the first battery program committed to attain Basel Action Network (BAN) e-Steward qualification and upholds strict third-party standards for environmental safety and social responsibility. Learn more at www.call2recycle.org or 1.877.2.RECYCLE.