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Battery recycling effort under way in Wayne

Wayne residents can now recycle typical household batteries thanks to a program funded by the Wayne Green Team through Battery Solutions.

Household batteries can be brought to the recycling pail at Wayne City Hall, located at 306 Pearl Street, during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Most household batteries can be recycled, but you must tape certain battery terminals to ensure safety (e.g., all lithium and lithium-ion with exposed terminals must have clear tape on the terminals). If not taped, the terminals, or exposed metal parts, of certain batteries can rub together, creating a spark.

Examples of batteries you can recycle in the pail at Wayne City Hall are: alkaline batteries (such as AAA, AA, C, D), NiMH or NiCd less than 9 volts, "Heavy Duty" zinc carbon, button cell (watch battery), electronic batteries, and lithium. Review the “Battery Recycling How To Guide” for detailed instructions on the types of batteries recyclable and the types that require taped terminals for safety. Clear tape is available to use at the pail.

"We are excited to bring another recycling option to Wayne as part of our community's zero waste efforts," said Sandy Brown, Chair of the Wayne Green Team. "Recycling these batteries helps reduce waste sent to landfills and keeps harmful metals from leaching into soil and water."

To learn more about how these batteries are recycled, visit the Battery Solutions website.



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