Seattle Marks First Battery Recycling Day
City Officials, Environmental Groups and the Public Turn Out for City-Wide Rechargeable Battery Collection Drive Hosted by Call2Recycle
SEATTLE, June 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Seattle has proclaimed today the first Battery Recycling Day. The centerpiece of the city-wide battery collection drive will take place at Seattle Center's International Fountain from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., hosted by Call2Recycle®, the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. Senator Sharon Nelson (34th District) and Representative Steve Tharinger (24th District) will be acknowledged during the event for their commitment to the environment and recycling awareness. Tim Croll, Solid Waste Director at Seattle Public Utilities, will present the Mayor's official recognition of Battery Recycling Day at 12:30 p.m. today. Seattle Mariner Michael Saunders* will be signing autographs. And, organizations attending in support will include Zero Waste Seattle and King County Hazardous Waste Program.
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