Call2Recycle Inc. has recognized Snohomish County Solid Waste as a Top 100 Leader in Sustainability for battery recycling during 2022. Solid Waste diverted more than 32,000 pounds of batteries from area landfills last year. “This award reaffirms Public Works commitment to the environment and community resiliency,” Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder said. “Many thanks to staff and residents for working towards a responsible consumer battery management program – especially during logistical and organizational challenges brought on by the pandemic and staffing challenges.”

Snohomish County’s efforts helped the Call2Recycle program collect nearly 8 million pounds of consumer batteries in the United States. “By properly disposing of batteries and other hazardous materials, we greatly reduce the risk of fires at waste and recycling centers and divert potential toxins from polluting landfills,” Snyder said. Overall, 2.7 million pounds of hazardous material were reused or recycled at county facilities during 2022. All Snohomish County Solid Waste facilities accept batteries in addition to a growing list of retailers.

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