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.