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Give AAA your dead batteries

Posted by Bill Griffith  April 23, 2009 03:13 PM

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AAA of Southern New England is holding a "Battery Roundup" Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to noon as part of its Earth Day observance.

Instead of charging for the service, AAA will donate $2 per battery collected to environmental and conservation-minded organizations. Last year, AAA collected more than 1,500 batteries.

The club sent an email to AAA members advertising the program, but the collection also is open to the general public. AAA notes that 99 percent of batteries are recyclable and advises those taking advantage of the program to wear gloves and transport the used batteries upright and in a box or leakproof container.

Go to the AAA site to find local drop-off sites in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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5 comments so far...
  1. AAA batteries?

    Posted by Anonymous April 23, 09 08:04 PM
  1. I am in the SW part of Boston. I am surprised there is NO facility listed in Boston or the immediate SW area (Dedham, Norwood, Quincy, Needham, Westwood, Canton, etc.) to use for this effort! What, we don't drive enough here to merit a AAA office?

    Posted by Tim April 24, 09 09:34 AM
  1. This is for car batteries. That piece of information really should be noted in this article.

    Posted by Anonymous April 24, 09 11:42 AM
  1. So Tim, did you call AAA to suggest that they include additional offices so that you don't have to drive to Walpole?

    Posted by SamuraiDave April 24, 09 01:20 PM
  1. Tim, how about Walpole, Watertown or Framingham? Not too far away. I agree, The Dedham / Norwood area should have one as well.

    Posted by Paul April 24, 09 03:54 PM

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