The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is pleased to announce recognition by Call2Recycle as a 2020 Top 100 Leader in Sustainability. The Leader in Sustainability award is given out annually to top performing Call2Recycle program participants who excel with their battery recycling efforts. This is the sixth year CSWD has received the Leader in Sustainability recognition.
CSWD’s commitment to battery recycling, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, contributed to more than 8.4 million pounds of consumer batteries collected and recycled through Call2Recycle nationally–a program milestone. CSWD collected 33,821 pounds of batteries for recycling from July 2019 through June 2020 at six Drop-Off Center locations and the Environmental Depot.
“The last year presented unimaginable global, national and local challenges to almost every industry, including battery recycling,” said Leo Raudys, CEO & President of Call2Recycle, Inc. “In the face of uncertainty, we witnessed the tenacity and passion of partners like CSWD who continued their involvement with the Call2Recycle program. We thank CSWD for their ardent support and are proud to list them as a 2020 Leader in Sustainability.”
Call2Recycle is recognizing CSWD for their commitment to battery recycling by donating a tree to the National Forest Foundation’s ‘50 Million for Our Forests’ campaign.
“CSWD is grateful for the commitment our community and staff have demonstrated since 1994 when we first began collecting batteries for recycling,” said CSWD Executive Director Sarah Reeves. “Since then, our collective efforts have kept 259,455 pounds of batteries out of the landfill.”
To find out all the details about how and where to recycle your batteries in Chittenden County as well as locations across Vermont, visit CSWD’s website A-Z entry on batteries.