AAA CAR CARE CENTERS WANT TO HELP YOU RECYCLE FOR EARTH DAY 2014

Dead auto batteries and old safety seats collected at all Hampton Roads locations

Woman grandma puts carseat in car

 

VIRGINA BEACH, VA (April 28, 2014) – As part of AAA’s ongoing efforts to clean up the environment by removing and recycling dead car batteries, local AAA Car Care Centers are offering a $5 reward to encourage people to bring them in for recycling. AAA Car Care Centers are sponsoring the AAA Recycling Zone at Earth Day 2014 Celebration to be held at Mount Trashmore Park on May 3rd. “Our goal is to raise awareness of the potential damage to the environment when these old car batteries are not recycled.” said Kyle Loftus, AAA Car Care Center Director.

For 2014, AAA Tidewater has expanded their recycling efforts by also collecting used, old, or damaged child safety seats for recycling as well as used automobile batteries. “Older or damaged safety seats can be dangerous to use because they may not protect a child in a crash,” stated Georjeane Blumling, Ph.D., Vice President for Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater. “Collecting potentially dangerous seats and recycling them serves two purposes –– education and protecting the environment.”

The AAA Recycling Zone is open from 10am to 2:00pm at Mount Trashmore Park. A wide variety of items will be accepted for free recycling at the event. A complete listing of items can be found at http://www.vbgov.com/earthday. This event is FREE and open to the public.


As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 325,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit AAA.com and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/AAATidewaterVA or on Facebook at facebook.com/AAATidewaterVirginia

For 2014, AAA Tidewater has expanded their recycling efforts by also collecting used, old, or damaged child safety seats for recycling as well as used automobile batteries. “Older or damaged safety seats can be dangerous to use because they may not protect a child in a crash,” stated Georjeane Blumling, Ph.D., Vice President for Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater. “Collecting potentially dangerous seats and recycling them serves two purposes –– education and protecting the environment.”

The AAA Recycling Zone is open from 10am to 2:00pm at Mount Trashmore Park. A wide variety of items will be accepted for free recycling at the event. A complete listing of items can be found at http://www.vbgov.com/earthday. This event is FREE and open to the public.


As part of North America’s largest motoring and leisure travel organization, AAA Tidewater Virginia provides its more than 325,000 members with travel, insurance, financial and automotive-related services. Since its founding AAA Tidewater Virginia has been a leader and advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.  For more information, visit AAA.com and follow us on Twitter at Twitter.com/AAATidewaterVA or on Facebook at facebook.com/AAATidewaterVirginia