To the editor:

Your_letter: I recently phoned The Dalles Disposal and Hood River Garbage Service to enquire about small battery recycling (AAs, AAAs, Cs, Ds., etc.). I was told batteries are not recyclable and I should “just throw them in the garbage.”

We have done some research and found that batteries are recyclable and there is an option for household battery recycling in Wasco, Sherman and Hood River counties.

For more information go to: or contact David Skakel, program director, Tri-County Hazardous Waste and Recycling Program 541-506-2632. Please do your part in keeping batteries out of the landfill.

Ellen (Bailey) Harshbarger

Carolyn (Bailey) Morrison

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