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AAA to donate to conservancy for battery collection

| Monday, April 20, 2009

AAA will make a $5 donation to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy for each automotive battery collected on Tuesday.

The "AAA Great Battery Roundup" is in celebration of Earth Day. Batteries will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow at Jeff Critchlow Auto Body, 1798 Babcock Blvd. in Shaler.

People can bring up to three batteries for recycling. Batteries that are improperly disposed of can leach lead and sulfuric acid into the environment, creating health and safety hazards for people and animals, according to AAA.

People can opt to receive at $5 cash refund, instead of a donation to the conservancy.

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