Recycling scheme is a great success

Battery recycling at Graham School.'Community Recycling Champion Anthony Farrimond (right) and SBC Recycling Officer Donna Gaddass (back, left) present a certificate to Graham School students (front, from left) Taylor Rennison, Daniel Colling, and Chloe Scott with school Science Technician Rob Kirk (back, right) looking on.'111962. Pic Kevin Allen. '13/05/11.

Battery recycling at Graham School.'Community Recycling Champion Anthony Farrimond (right) and SBC Recycling Officer Donna Gaddass (back, left) present a certificate to Graham School students (front, from left) Taylor Rennison, Daniel Colling, and Chloe Scott with school Science Technician Rob Kirk (back, right) looking on.'111962. Pic Kevin Allen. '13/05/11.

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A NATIONAL battery recycling scheme is proving a huge success in Scarborough – with pupils from Graham School collecting around 13,000 batteries in just one year.

BatteryBack has been launched locally by Scarborough Council and any school can take part. Battery boxes are given to pupils to take home to collect used batteries and then brought back to school collection points.

Harry Briggs, the council’s recycling and waste enforcement manager, said: “We are very pleased to be able to launch this new scheme and continue our successful relationship with BatteryBack. We have battery recycling facilities in all our schools and look forward to distributing the new take-home boxes to help divert batteries from landfill.

“Our work with BatteryBack has gone from strength to strength and we now have over 70 collection points for batteries throughout the borough, allowing us to collect thousands of household batteries each year.”

Anthony Farrimond, from BatteryBack, said: “We have worked hard to produce battery boxes and educational information specifically for schools. This scheme is open to all schools and we will be undertaking a direct mail campaign to sign up more partners during the coming months.”

For further information about the BatteryBack scheme contact recycling@batteryback.org