Residents urged to recycle batteries

Residents are being urged to drop off small batteries to the Department of Environmental Health’s recycling program.

Batteries from cellphones, cameras, pagers, two-way radios, calculators, small cordless tools, and other personal digital devices are welcome, in addition to the department’s existing program of collecting lead-acid batteries.

The minister responsible for environmental health, Osbourne Bodden, said, “Recycling is a key component to reduce overall waste volume. I am pleased that the Department of Environmental Health is adding another element to the recycling program.”

The public is urged to deposit batteries in recycling containers which will be at supermarkets, schools and central points throughout the three islands.

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