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AAA Collects Dead Batteries In Commemoration of Earth Day

The auto club AAA of Northern California will once again be commemorating Earth Day by collecting used automotive batteries from local residents.

A AAA spokesperson says more than 200,000 old batteries go un-recycled each year, which poses a major environmental hazard, as well as a substantial safety risk. So from now until April 23rd, local residents are encouraged to bring their used batteries to a collection point for proper disposal.

For every battery dropped off, the club says it will donate $2 to a local non-profit organization, and those dropping off used batteries do not have to be AAA members. The drop-off location for the motherlode is Vic´s Towing on North Washington Street in Sonora.

The auto club says last year´s battery roundup collected more than 4,500 batteries and raised nearly $10,000 dollars for local environmental groups.