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.