On December 11th from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m, the Green Team will collect spent batteries and lightbulbs at the entrance of Adath Israel Congregation.  Evelyn Wagner from the Green Team said, “It’s so important to recycle batteries and lightbulbs because they contain toxic chemicals that leach into our ground and waters. They also contain raw materials that can be reused. We want to provide a local, annual opportunity for our community to do its part, and we hope to continue in the future.”  This is the second year for the recycling drop-off held around Chanukah time. They tie together the renewing of lightbulbs with Jewish renewal and the lights of Chanukah. It is called, “The Second Annual Let There be a New Light this Chanukah recycling event.”  Lightbulbs accepted include CFL and LED.  Long slim fluorescent bulbs are currently not accepted.   Accepted batteries include AA, AAA, C, D, 123 Lithium from smoke detectors, 9-volt, flat button batteries from hearing aids and watches, and power tool battery packs from drills and hedge trimmers.  To drop off items, enter through Adath Israel’s Galbraith Road entrance at 3201 Galbraith Road and look for the recycling bin under the portico at the main synagogue entrance.  Evelyn Wagner from the Green Team will be there to help.

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