Recycling Batteries and Light Bulbs

Recycling Batteries and Light Bulbs

Angie Cho
Oct 13, 2010
Many people still don't recycle their batteries and light bulbs. Some people just aren't aware of the hazards of not recycling them. And others would recycle them if they knew of a convenient place to take them. Read more to find out why it's important to dispose of them properly and to find a place near you to do so.

Why recycle batteries and light bulbs?

• Light bulbs have parts made of mercury. Enough said.
• Batteries leak toxic acid after their encasement degrades in land fills. Battery acid then    makes its way into our soil and water.

Go to Earth 911, which we've written about before, to find a battery and light bulb intake location near you. Simply type "single-use batteries" to locate recycling centers. It's easy and convenient.

(Image: Flickr member knitting iris licensed for use under Creative Commons. Used with permission.)
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