New Hanover libraries now offer battery recycling drop-off

Posted August 18, 2014 at 1:23 pm     Category: Environmental ManagementNews Release

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC – Residents of New Hanover County can begin taking spent batteries to any New Hanover County Public Library location for recycling.  This convenient service is the result of a partnership between the New Hanover County Public Library and the County’s Environmental Management department.

Any type of battery can be dropped off for recycling, including alkaline, lithium, and rechargeable batteries.  Collected batteries are taken to the County’s Household Hazardous Waste facility for sorting, packaging, and shipment to approved recyclers.

The battery recycling drop-off containers are available at all four New Hanover County Public Library locations:

  • Main – 201 Chestnut Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Myrtle Grove – 5155 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28412
  • Northeast – 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington, NC 28405
  • Carolina Beach – 300 Cape Fear Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Used batteries contain corrosive chemicals and heavy metals that, when disposed of improperly, can leach into and contaminate groundwater.  Diverting used batteries from disposal at the landfill will preserve landfill airspace and protect our water quality.

For more information, please call Environmental Management at (910) 798-4400.

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Release Contact:

Joe Suleyman
Director, Environmental Management
(910) 798-4403

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