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Community Work Day Program Starts Battery Recycling Program

Community Work Day News Release

Kicking off the annual Great American Cleanup in Maui County is the Community Work Day Program (CWD), launching a county-wide household battery recycling program.  Fifteen local businesses have partnered on this program to be drop-off sites to recycle household batteries on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai. 

CWD will be distributing several “Big Green Box” battery receptacles to participating stores and will handle pickup and shipping of the batteries to the mainland for processing.  The “Big Green Box” program offers an easy way for consumers to care for the environment.  Used household batteries on Molokai can be dropped off at Misaki’s.

Household batteries are composed of at least 22 different substances including mercury, lead, cadmium, nickel, chromium, lithium, copper, manganese, silver, selenium and corrosive acids, along with carbon, electrolytes, plastic, zinc and steel.  Through recycling programs, these materials can be recovered for use in the re-manufacturing of new batteries and other consumer products.

To find out more about Community Work Day Program’s Household Battery Recycling Program, or to become a drop-off recycling location, call 877-2524.

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