Seattle Residents Weigh In!
June 28, 2013 marked Seattle’s second Battery Recycling Day which intended to increase awareness of the importance of battery recycling. Response from the Seattle community was outstanding. This year’s campaign generated over two times as many batteries and cellphones as last year. In just five days, more than 1,000 pounds of batteries were collected through The Seattle Public Library, and an additional 1,600 pounds were dropped off at the collection event in downtown Seattle’s Westlake Park.
Local celebrity John Curley (Emmy Award-winning former host of King 5 TV’s Evening Magazine and current radio host) welcomed residents as they dropped off batteries to Westlake Park, helping raise awareness of the importance of recycling batteries to keep them out of the waste stream and landfills.
This year, collected batteries and cellphones were placed on a Call2Recycle® custom-built, super-sized 16-by-9-foot scale in an effort to “Tip the Scale” for battery recycling. Seattle residents had no trouble lifting John Curley off the ground by placing the collected batteries in the basket.
Call2Recycle partnered with Seattle’s KJR Radio for an extensive promotional campaign, including pre-event promotional announcements, online ads and social media support, as well as a live remote during the event.
A great addition this year was a contest among area Seattle libraries to see which would be crowned “The Greenest Neighborhood in Seattle.” The Seattle Public Library put Call2Recycle battery collection boxes at six different branches across the city: Ballard, Beacon Hill, Capitol Hill, West Seattle, Lake City, and University libraries. The neighborhood that collected the most batteries was crowned the greenest in Seattle. After the one week collection contest running from June 22-June 26, a winner emerged – congrats to the West Seattle Library branch that collected 538 pounds of batteries.
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