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Shropshire residents to be able to recycle household batteries on recycling day

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It will soon be even easier for residents in the Shropshire Council area to recycle their old batteries, when Veolia, the council’s waste contractor, launches a kerbside battery collection service.

From Monday 20 July 2015 residents can put their household batteries out for collection on their usual recycling day. Batteries should be placed in a clear plastic bag and left where the collection crews can easily see them.

Information about the new service is detailed on the annual recycling collection calendar which is being delivered to all households this week.

Speaking about the new service, Steve Mitchell, Director for Veolia, said:

“Over 600 million batteries are used each year in the UK and approximately 36,000 tonnes of batteries are sold each year. Battery recycling saves new materials being mined.”

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member responsible for waste management, said:

“We are delighted to be able to offer this new service to residents, and hope it will be well-received and lead to a significant increase in the number of batteries that are recycled rather than thrown in the bin.”

Veolia’s recycling team will be out and about promoting the new service on the following dates:

  • Mon 3 August – Shrewsbury Square
  • Wed 5 August – Oswestry Market
  • Fri 7 August – Bridgnorth Market
  • Wed 12 August – Market Drayton Market
  • Thur 13 August – Ludlow Farmers Market

They will be there from 9am till 3pm each day.

 

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