Tomah VAMC Hosts 5th Annual Earth Day Electronics & Battery Recycling
Who: Open to everyone in the community!
What: Home electronics and battery recycling. Nickel Cadmium and Lithium Ion rechargeable
batteries will be accepted along with lead acid batteries. However, we cannot accept
Where: Outside of Building 25 on the sidewalk. Enter on 2nd Street, turn right on “E” Street and
the turn-in point will be on your right.
When: April 21 and 22, 2017 from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Why: Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals, including lead, cadmium,
zinc, lithium and mercury. Each battery placed in a recycling box will be taken apart and
many of the materials will be recovered and used to make new batteries or something
else. If you put your batteries into a rubbish bin they will be taken to landfill sites and the
Recycling batteries is good for the environment. It keeps them out of landfill, where
heavy metals may leak into the ground when the battery casing corrodes, causing soil
and water pollution.