Interstate encourages people to recycle lead-acid batteries

Interstate Batteries of Western Georgia located at 1509 50th Street in Columbus is encouraging local residents to drop off their lead-acid batteries to be recycled in honor of Earth Day on April 22.

"Some of the most important items to recycle are often out of sight, which typically means they're not of the mind," said William Kenny of Interstate. "Car batteries, for example, which are tucked away under the hoods of our cars are lead-acid batteires that can cause great damage to the environment if they're properly disposed."