In 2010, the city of Austin, Texas, adopted the state’s first Zero Waste Master Plan to reduce the amount of trash it sends to its landfills by 90% by 2040. As part of meeting that goal, the city is encouraging city residents to drop off their used single-use and rechargeable batteries at one of the 21 local libraries and other drop-off locations between Aug. 17 and Sept. 18.
What’s in it for the library? A $1,000 donation for the library that collects the most batteries. The donation can be used for a sustainable project such as a bike rack or bench. The city hopes the campaign will jumpstart consumer awareness and increase future battery recycling. To find out more about this joint campaign with Call2Recycle or to see the list of participating libraries, visit the Austin Recharge page here.Share