Mayor Craig A. Moe is pleased to announce that the City is now offering recycling of household batteries at the Municipal Center and the Robert J. DiPietro Community Center. The blue containers can be found in the entryway of both buildings. Household batteries are considered hazardous waste and should not be placed with regular household refuse. The battery drop-off is the newest enhancement to the City’s expanded Recycling Program.
Mayor Moe is pleased with the success of the City’s Recycling Program which has translated into a significant decrease in the amount of household trash that is going to the landfill. During the first six months of this year, the total tonnage for residential refuse has dropped 285 tons as compared to the first six months of 2011.
Residents may get more information about the City’s Recycling Program and about the next Electronics Recycling Event at www.laurel.md.us or by calling the Department of Public Works 301-725-0088.