Interactive Recycling Museum Opens in Delaware

DSWA_EnviBldgThe Delaware Solid Waste Authority (DSWA) recently held its grand opening for a new interactive solid waste and recycling education center and museum. The Environmental Education Building, which is available to school and community groups by appointment, will offer visitors a chance to explore all of the solid waste management and recycling options offered by DSWA. Visitors will see how items being left for curbside pick-up get turned into new products. Call2Recycle®, who has been a partner with DSWA since 2010, provided a video kiosk that will walk viewers though what happens to a rechargeable battery after it is dropped off for recycling.

DSWA_Kiosk “It’s important to get the recycling message out to our young people early on and demonstrate not only how beneficial recycling can be but also how convenient and simple it is to do, especially for typically tricky items like batteries,” said Todd Ellis, Call2Recycle Account Manager. “Delaware Solid Waste Authority has done a great job of spreading recycling awareness and we are delighted to be a part of their educational outreach efforts.”

There are 30,000 locations (over 100 in Delaware alone) to recycle rechargeable batteries and cellphones – visit call2recycle.org/locator to find your nearest drop-off site.

Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.