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Recycle your old batteries

Sunday October 28th, 2012

Those interested in disposing of their old batteries in an environmentally-friendly way can do so by dropping them off at the Exeter or Goderich Habitat for Humanity Restore. About a week after starting the service, the Restore has nearly two pails full of old batteries for recycling. The batteries collected at the Restore will be sent to Raw Materials Company (RMC), who will pay Habitat for the batteries. Habitat will put the money towards the houses it builds. According to information from RMC, most batteries contain hazardous material such as mercury, lead and cadmium, which can contaminate the ground and drinking water. Most types of batteries, except car batteries, will be accepted.