NWRA Celebrates America Recycles Day

NWRA Celebrates America Recycles Day

Arlington, VA – The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) issued the following statement from NWRA President and CEO Darrell Smith on America Recycles Day:

“On this America Recycles Day, and as we approach the holiday shopping season, it is important we remember to properly dispose of lithium batteries. They should not be placed in the recycle bin. Instead, they should be taken to hardware stores and other locations with the resources to manage them safely.”

More information about the dangers of lithium batteries and how to properly dispose of them can be found here and here.


The National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA) represents the private sector waste and recycling services industry. Association members conduct business in all 50 states and include companies that manage waste, recycling and medical waste, equipment manufacturers and distributors, and various other service providers. For more information about NWRA, please visit www.wasterecycling.org.

Brandon Wright
National Waste and Recycling Association