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Monday, October 4, 2010

Battery Disposal: Reminder

Just a reminder that if you have dead batteries, the bookstore has bins located on its lower level for the proper disposal of batteries. While the batteries, themselves, are not recycled, it is important that they do not find their way to regular landfills.

Batteries may produce the following potential problems or hazards:
  • Pollute lakes and streams as the metals vaporize
  • Contributes to heavy metal contamination of land and water
  • May cause burns or irritation to eyes and skin
  • Contains concentrations of lead and acid

So, whether you are replacing batteries in your I-Clicker or calculator, camera or laptop, please consider sorting from the rest of your trash and dropping them at the bookstore.

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