Hertfordshire residents urged to recycle more batteries

RESIDENTS are being urged to help recycle more batteries.

The call follows the signing of a partnership between Hertfordshire County Council and the Community Battery Recycling Alliance (CoBRA).

County councillor Derrick Ashley, executive member for waste, said: “Batteries are made from important resources, including lead, zinc and lithium, that can be re-used if they are recycled.

“More than 600 million household batteries are sent to landfill in the UK each year –it’s such a waste that so many end up in the bin.”

In order to encourage recycling, a special drop-off point for batteries is being introduced at the following places:

* Campus East in WGC

* Hatfield Swim Centre, in Lemsford Road, Hatfield

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* Hertsmere Borough Council’s area office at the Wyllyotts Centre in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar

* Household Waste Recycling Centres at Cole Green, and Cranborne Road, Potters Bar

Volunteers who can help with the recycling process are also being sought.

Cllr Ashley said: “Hertfordshire has an excellent recycling record, but it seems that batteries are slipping through the net.

“We would now like to hear from volunteers who would be interested in working with us on this scheme.”

If you are interested in volunteering, please call CoBRA on 0845 4080337 or email info@cobrascheme.co.uk

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