In Honor Of Earth Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic Plants A Tree For Every Auto Battery Replaced And Recycled From April 21–27
In honor of Earth Day, April 22, a tree will be planted in America’s National Forests on behalf of every AAA member who uses AAA’s Battery Program from April 21 through April 27 to have a new car battery installed with the old battery recycled by the auto club. Upon the completion of this year’s program, AAA Mid-Atlantic will have planted over 1,500 trees in the last four years. The tree plantings are made possible through the Arbor Day Foundation, a non-profit conservation and education organization.
"AAA understands the tremendous impact recycling car batteries has in terms of reducing toxic waste and unnecessary production of new materials. Sixty to 80 percent of car batteries are made up of hard rubber or plastic. Recycling lessens the demand for original materials required for new products," said Ragina C. Averella, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Manager of Public and Government Affairs. "AAA Mid-Atlantic is pleased to do its part in recycling used car batteries to help protect the earth, and to help sustain the environment by contributing to the greening of America through the planting of trees."
AAA has recycled more than eight million automotive batteries nationally and continues to promote the environmental importance of recycling this essential automotive part. Improperly stored or disposed car batteries create health, fire and safety hazards for humans, animals and the environment.
Millions of pounds of lead and plastic have been recycled through the automotive battery recycling efforts of the AAA Mobile Battery Service, the AAA Approved Auto Repair network and AAA owned repair facilities. The auto club first began its mobile battery recycling efforts in 1997, and this year, AAA anticipates it will replace and recycle an additional two million batteries via its roadside battery replacement service. Regionally, AAA Mid-Atlantic recycles over 134,000 batteries a year on average throughout Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
As a benefit to members, AAA’s Mobile Battery Service travels to a member’s location to test their batteries, replace those that are spent and recycle the old battery for them. Locations listed below:
Annapolis Glen Burnie
2054 Somerville Road 10 Holsum Way
Annapolis, Maryland 21401 Glen Burnie, Maryland 21060
5620 Buckeystown Pike 1019 York Road
Frederick, Maryland 21704 Towson, Maryland 21204