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6 September 2018


Rutland County Solid Waste District announces their participation in the inaugural Vermont Battery Collection Challenge. The challenge seeks to rally Vermont residents to properly recycle their batteries, thus diverting them from landfills, lowering the risk for potential safety incidents and reducing local waste collection costs.


The residents served by Rutland County Solid Waste District will compete against other solid waste districts and alliances to see which recycles the most batteries (by volume) per capita through December 31, 2018. The winning regional solid waste district or alliance will be announced January 2019 and will receive a trophy prize.


In 2017, the leading solid waste district in Vermont collected slightly over 3 ounces or four AA batteries per person – certainly we can beat that! Rutland County Solid Waste District has accepted the challenge and we NEED your help to win! Please join us by recycling ALL your household batteries through the end of the year at any of the drop-off facilities below or your towns rural collection day– bragging rights are on the line!


The Battery Collection Challenge will run through December 31, 2018.

Where: Visit to find the closest drop-off location

Rutland Transfer Station
14 Gleason Rd, Rutland, VT 05701
(802) 770-1333
Mon – Sa: 7 AM – 3 PM

Rite Aid – Rutland
7 West St, Rutland, VT 05701

Interstate All Battery Center
71 River St, Rutland, VT 05701

134 Park St Ste 5, Rutland, VT 05701

This contest is run in collaboration with Call2Recycle, Inc. and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources. For further information:

Please visit or
Call (802) 775-7209 during business hours with any questions