The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy has launched a “Know It Before You Throw It” campaign to help consumers recycle more.
One item that people struggle to recycle is batteries.
“Live in the D” host Tati Amare spoke to Amy Lafferty from EGLE and Danielle Spalding from Battery Solutions to review the right way to recycle batteries instead of simply throwing them away.
Lafferty said that batteries are not commonly accepted curbside, but you should check with your local services.
Battery Solutions is one place that takes any battery and recycles it for you.
You can order a battery recycling pail that you keep in your home until it’s full, and then you mail it back so your batteries can be recycled safely.
If the battery has lithium written on it, or it is over 9 volts, you should tape each end before putting it in the pail.
For more information on recycling, visit recylingraccoons.org.