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Green Corner: Recycling batteries for a greener campus
March 9, 2012
By Zebediah Buck
Lycoming College’s Sustainability Office and Sustainability Committee continue to push for a greener campus with its latest partnership with Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s (RBRC) Call 2 Recycle Program.
In a recent Sustainability Committee meeting, Megan Eppleman from ITS brought attention to this program, which will allow Lyco’s faculty and students alike, to easily recycle batteries and cell phones on campus.
Within the next few weeks boxes will arrive and be placed in convenient locations throughout Lycoming College’s campus. Once recycling sites have been finalized students and faculty can deposit any rechargeable battery or cell phone in the boxes by following the simple instructions at each drop off location.
Besides being free of charge, benefits of the Call 2 Recycling program include: proper and safe recycling of batteries and cell phones, an easy and free way to keep toxic waste from entering landfills and give reclaimed materials a second life, and free recycling reporting and certification.
Once enrolled in the program, Lycoming College will now be able to track the amount and what types of batteries are used each year. Now is a great time to hang on to those rechargeables so you’re ready when the boxes arrive! For more infomation visit www.call2recycle.org/how-program-works/ or contact the Sustainability Office at Sustainability@lycoming.edu