Residents of Nelson, British Columbia, came out on October 13th, to take part in Call2Recycle’s Nelson battery round-up event. The southern B.C. town, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on Kootenay Lake, is home to 10,000 residents. With numerous organic farms and home gardens and a thriving artisan community, Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. Locally made fine crafts as well as locally grown produce and alternative medicines can be found throughout the city.
More than 200 residents of this environmentally conscious community participated in the Call2Recycle battery drive hosted at Nelson Household Hazardous Waste. Participants eagerly took advantage of the opportunity to recycle the used household batteries they had been storing in their homes. In total, six Call2Recycle collection boxes were filled during the one-day event.
Community battery drives are helping to divert thousands of household batteries from landfills and raising awareness of the importance of battery recycling across the province.Share