Staff at the Allen County Landfill continue to work on a collection site for discarded batteries, and have been temporarily setting batteries aside as the public becomes more aware of the need to separate them from other garbage.
Public Works Director Mitch Garner updated commissioners on plans at Tuesday’s meeting. He asked for guidance about what type of collection to establish, such as whether it should be limited to batteries or expanded to all electronic items, also known as e-waste. The state defines electronic items as anything that uses a cord and includes microwaves and even lamps, he said.
Commissioners said they preferred to limit collection to just lithium ion batteries.