View Mobile Site
  • Bookmark and Share

ASK THE EXPERTS

Battery recycling offered locally

POSTED: May 30, 2012 4:00 a.m.

Battery recycling soon will be available free of charge at the Dawson County Transfer Station.

Beginning June 4, county residents can dispose of single-use batteries that will be recycled to keep hazardous materials such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel out of landfills.

Keep Dawson County Beautiful Chairwoman Karen Armstrong encourages the community to take advantage of the free service.

"It is our responsibility to think about our environment and help balance it out by recycling," she said.

The metals from the recycled batteries will be reused to make new batteries.

"By recycling alkaline batteries, we are one step closer to enriching, stabilizing and beautifying our environment for future generations," Armstrong said.

Only alkaline household batteries will be accepted at this time.

For safety reasons, plastic bags will be provided on-site to place the batteries in before depositing them in the recycling bin provided.

The Dawson County Transfer Station and Recycling Center is at 946 Burt Creek Road, Dawsonville.

For more information, call Buffie Hamil at (706) 344-3646 or e-mail KDCB@dawsoncounty.org.

 

COMMENTS

  • Bookmark and Share

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

FEATURED PHOTOS

Event benefits animal shelter
Dawsonville Mayor James Gro...
Elliott finishes second at ...
Chase Elliott continues his...
Governor recognizes county ...
Gov. Nathan Deal recognized...
System awarded
From left to right, Payroll...
Tigers 0-2 on season
Tiger wide receiver Dalton ...
Robinson educator named tops
Robinson Elementary Teacher...
Elliott finishes fifth
Chase Elliott signs an auto...
Rotary Island is open
Hundreds of kids were on ha...
Lady’s streak ends
Senior Lady Tiger pitcher J...
 

AP VIDEO


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2014 Dawsonnews, Dawsonville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...