Saturday, September 20, 2008

Recycle your batteries with HSLS Department

Did you know Americans purchase nearly 3 billion batteries every year? On average, each person in the U.S. disposes of 8 batteries every year.  Imagine the numbers for Deaf people who wear hearing aids, cochlear implant processors and so on?

Did you know all batteries intended for disposal must be recycled—taken to a hazardous waste disposal facility or an authorized recycling facility. Do you know where your local hazardous waste disposal facility is? 

You don’t need to know!  Bring your batteries to the Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences (HSLS) department at Gallaudet University.

Location:  Sorenson Language and Communication Center, 2nd floor
Days/Times:  Mondays - Fridays from 9 am - 4 pm (closed for lunch from 12 - 1 pm).

Batteries of any size are accepted. Go up to the reception desk and look on your right, on the counter, there is a jar with "Batteries" label.  For larger batteries, hand them to the clinic secretary, Shari' Parks.

Keep Gallaudet Green!

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