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Battery recycling: our local collection stations had to be closed

July 26th, 2012

We would like to thank Steve and his team from Civic Video Mt Eden for his ongoing support for our work to establish a battery collection station. The batteries we collect get sorted with alkaline batteries going into a concrete container to avoid the leaking of toxic materials and others having metals extracted and recycled. We see our project as educating and encouraging community members to buy reusable batteries and recycle single-use batteries.

We collect around 8-15kg of batteries each week which we have been dropping off to Sony. Interwaste provides recycling to Sony with the cost $5.50 per Kg. We have approached the Auckland council and local board to help find a solution but there has been no solution found.

We also would like to thank everyone who dropped off batteries for recycling at our collection station for the last 3 years.

We ask that the government works with producers of batteries to provide free battery recycling in communities. Please sign our online petitio.

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Battery recycling in Mt Eden Village:

March 22nd, 2010

Used batteries leach poisonous metals and acids into the environment and therefore should be recycled. We offer two recycling stations in Mt Eden village, one at MBE copy shop and the other at Civic Video. We collect them once a month and drop off to Sony who recycle the metals they can use and the rest of the batteries are contained in a drum so that further leaching is minimal when in landfill.

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