Throwing away used batteries can lead to toxins leaking and polluting the soil and water. In an effort to keep Lombard and the surrounding environment clean, the District hosted a battery recycling drive at Paradise Bay Water Park on August 1st. Thanks to the help of everyone in the community, Batteries by the Bay was a success! Huge boxes of used batteries were dropped off at a designated recycling center so that they could be disposed of in an environmentally friendly way.

While the District periodically hosts battery drives, there are other ways to properly dispose of hazardous items year round. Batteries Plus Bulbs will take your used batteries as well as used light bulbs. Batteries Plus Bulbs has many locations, including those in Bloomingdale, Villa Park, and Glen Ellyn. The Household Hazardous Waste Facility in Naperville will also take your used batteries, light bulbs, household cleaners, paint, pesticides, aerosol cans, and more.

The Lombard Park District would like to thank everyone that participated in the event for doing their part to help the environment!

 

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