City of Madison to start recycling vehicle batteries

Thursday, July 30, 2009

From a news release issued by the City of Madison:

The City of Madison will now accept vehicle batteries at its two self help drop off sites. The sites are located at 1501 W. Badger Rd and 4602 Sycamore Av. This service is limited to City of Madison residents, property owners, and businesses.

"Vehicle batteries, also called lead acid batteries, can be easily recycled and there is a strong market for them," Madison recycling coordinator George Dreckmann said. "Residents usually recycle these batteries at retailers when they buy a new battery. However, we have received numerous requests from people who want to another option for recycling and we are pleased to be able to accept them at our self help sites."

The City of Madison will accept batteries form cars, truck, motorcycles, scooters, boats, golf carts, and forklifts. Also accepted will be lead acid batteries that are used in computer systems, electrical back up systems, emergency lighting, and medical devices.

Additional information is available at the Streets Division's web site or by calling 267-2626.


Ed Blume said...

A post from Tercetual...

I think its great that batteries will begin to run through solar energy. I mean its about time that our planet started initiating alternative sources for energy. Ever since I was a youngin', it was all about the four R's//
And now thank goodness for the futuristic innovations to improve the worlds environment cycle.