School Battery Quest for Vermont

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Due to COVID-19 school closures, we have decided to suspend the School Battery Quest contest this spring and restart the contest again in the fall.

We will post information and resources as a new start date nears.

For those who have used batteries at home, use the tips below to store them safely until your next chance to bring them to a drop-off location for recycling.

Call2Recycle Battery Storage Safety Tips
Join the Vermont School Battery Quest and encourage young people to think about the importance of recycling. Challenge them to collect all their used batteries and help us recycle more than ever before! Become part of Vermont’s new school recycling program.

Report your collections for the 2020 School Battery Quest Contest.

Report your battery collections by April 10, 2020.

Use the School Battery Quest resources to guide your class or group to learn about primary use batteries and recycling. Collection instructions and reports are included in the Teacher and Student resources. Always use a battery recycling drop-off site to recycle batteries. Do not bring batteries to school. Report your group collections on the collections report page.

How does it work?

  1. Register your school class, group, or club for the chance to win a cash prize! (Vermont Elementary and Middle School classes, groups, or clubs for grades K-8 are eligible.)
  2. Use the downloadable resources to teach your students the importance of properly recycling batteries. (Many people don’t realize it’s against the law in Vermont to throw used batteries in the trash but batteries require special recycling and cannot go with regular recycling.)
  3. Photocopy the Student Activity Booklet for each child with instructions for students and their parents, recycling facts, battery basics, a student activity sheet, and a battery collection tracker.
  4. Encourage students to start the Quest.
  5. Collect your students’ Battery Collection Tracker forms.
  6. Report your students’ collections on the Class Recycling Tracker. Every collection enters your school to win a cash prize.