Call2Recycle recognized Alachua County as a 2020 Top 100 Leader in Sustainability. The Leader in Sustainability award is given annually to top-performing Call2Recycle program participants who excel with their battery recycling efforts.
As a 2020 award recipient, Call2Recycle is recognizing the County through a tree donation to the National Forest Foundation’s ‘50 Million for Our Forests’ campaign. In 2020, more than 8.4 million pounds of consumer batteries were collected and recycled through Call2Recycle (a program milestone).
Alachua County’s commitment to battery recycling, even amidst the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, contributed to landmark collections. This year marks the County’s third time being recognized as a Leader in Sustainability.
“This year, we recycled over 17,000 lbs. of consumer batteries in the County,” said Alachua County Hazardous Waste Coordinator Josh Prouty. “This kind of outcome highlights the commitment of the citizens of Alachua County to protect our natural resources through the use of sound waste management practices.”