GRN Recycle Talk FAQ

Date: Fri Dec 13 1996 - 05:17:00 EST

Date: Fri, 13 Dec 96 10:17 WET
Subject: Re: Heavy metal recycling

December 13, 1996

The following lead articles are currently recycled:

- lead acid batteries
- cable sheathing
- solder dross
- counter-weights
- pipe and fittings
- lead crystal
- slag
- sheeting/flashing
- anodes
- casting scrap
- ammunition from firing ranges
- radiation shielding materials

You can get a directory of who does what from the Lead Industries Assn., Inc., 295 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10017 (Tel: 212-578-4750)

I don t know about arsenic. I suspect that in some forms it is recyclable, and in others, not. Certainly, EPA regulations would apply. I would call the National Toxics Campaign (a consumer organization, headquartered in VA). I would also talk with at toxics assistance agency such as Massachusetts has in the Toxics Use Reduction Institute at the University of Mass., Lowell: (Tel: 508-934-3275).

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