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Mar 07 2016

Environmental Message

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Our club here in Ocala is still recycling household batteries and light bulbs. Just found out that Lowe’s and Home Depot will recycle CFP and regular fluorescent bulbs. Batteries Plus only does regular incandescent bulbs. Also, we have found that some metal salvage companies will pay for lead batteries such as car or boat batteries. So if a member of your club needs to buy a car battery or other vehicle battery, even a lawnmower, they can keep the battery. Then rather than paying a battery disposal fee, they can take it to a metal salvage company and get money back. This could be a source of revenue for your club. You would also be keeping the lead out of the landfill.

We are also partnering with Operation Shoebox, a local group who sends a wide assortment of items to our troops overseas. You can check out their website at www.operationshoebox.com. Such things as candy, toiletry items, playing cards, almost anything you can think of. Some things we are collecting include cloth shopping bags that they give to customers to limit the use of plastic bags and resealable plastic bags that prescription bottles come in (we all certainly use a lot of these). The group uses them to send items to the troops. The list is almost endless of things they can send.

Again, if your club is engaged in a project that involves recycling or environmental issues such as tree planting, please let me know so we can share with the rest of the district. My email is lytles4unc@cox.net.

Richard Lytle
Environmental Chairman

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