Don't just throw away your used batteries. Erie MetroParks now has a convenient drop-off point. Stop by the Osborn Park's Frost Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and turn in used batteries for recycling.
Only the smaller, common use batteries from an office/home environment will be accepted: AAA, AA, C, D, 9-volt, Button (hearing aid, watch), Ni-Cd (rechargeable batteries found in cellular phones and small power tools), lithium (usually used in high drain devices like digital cameras etc.). No large or wet cell batteries like those from vehicles, boats, lawn mowers, etc. will be accepted.
For other information, including drop-off points for those battery types, go towww.ErieCountyRecycles.org and click on How, What, Where to Recycle, then Office Recycling, then Batteries.
Don't forget Osborn Park also is home to a popular recycling point for many other types of item like cans, paper, glass, cardboard and plastic. For more information, contact Erie MetroParks at (419) 625-7783, ext. 221 or go online atwww.eriemetroparks.org.