May 2008

Austin receives waste program award

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries, has recognized Austin’s Department of Solid Waste Services, Household Hazardous Waste program with a 2007 “Regional Recycling Leadership Award” for its efforts in rechargeable battery recycling.

A Call2Recycle participant since 2004, Austin’s Department of Solid Waste Services has collected more than 13,000 pounds of rechargeable batteries to date. The department has a comprehensive public education program designed to build and maintain awareness of recycling used rechargeable batteries as well as the ability to recycle them at the Household Hazardous Waste recycling center or approximately 30 participating retail locations.

The RBRC Recycling Leadership Awards recognizes outstanding Call2Recycle participants each year for their exceptional efforts.