Transition Truro secured funding from Truro City Council to pay for a household battery recycling tube. Thanks to the Post Office, it has a convenient site – just inside the door.
A TT member has undertaken to transport the batteries to United Downs – when the tonnage from all the tubes in Cornwall is calculated it may be enough to qualify for Landfill Credits.
The initiative was started in Cornwall by Mark Hatwood of Portscatho and the County Council have bought a quantity of tubes, which can be obtained at half price – £36.
Mark has set up a website with details of the scheme and where you can locate your nearest recycling facility – www.send2u.co.uk. Anyone wanting to site a tube in their neighbourhood can follow the links on the site.