AAA Exchanges Batteries for Trees
In Honor of Earth Day, AAA Mid-Atlantic Plants a Tree for Every Auto Battery Replaced and Recycled from April 21st – April 27th
In honor of Earth Day and Earth Week, AAA Mid-Atlantic will be planting trees in America’s National Forests, literally, on behalf of their members who take advantage of AAA Mid-Atlantic’s Battery Service. For every AAA member who uses AAA’s Battery Program to have a new car battery installed and the old battery recycled by the auto club, a tree will be planted in the national forest. 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 eighty percent of car batteries are made up of hard rubber or plastic. Recycling lessens the demand for original materials required for new products,” said Jenny M. Robinson, Manager of Public and Government Affairs for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “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.”
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.
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.
AAA has recycled millions of pounds of lead and plastic 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 New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
AAA Members can call 866-AAA-AUTO (866-222-2886) for AAA’s Mobile Battery Service or visit http://midatlantic.aaa.com/Automotive/MobileBattery. Members and non-Members alike can take advantage of AAA’s Battery Service by visiting one of our AAA Care Car Insurance and Travel Centers at:
Clifton Heights, PA
5233 West Baltimore Avenue
Clifton Heights, PA 19018