Recycle rechargeable batteries and cell phones at Pagosa Ranger District office

Pagosa Ranger District office of the San Juan Public Lands is one of approximately 500 USDA Forest Service offices participating in the Call2Recycle program, a nonprofit, public service effort dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries. The district office, located at 180 Pagosa St., is serving as a collection site for free rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling.

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. Such recyclable materials are collected the FBRC’s Call2Recycle program. On Feb. 4, the RBRC reported 6.9 million pounds of rechargeable batteries — equivalent to the weight of approximately 163 school buses — were recycled through the program in 2008.

During winter, Pagosa Ranger District office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office closes for all federal holidays.