RICHMOND, Va. (WHSV) — With Earth Day (April 22) and National Arbor Day (April 30) right around the corner, AAA Mid-Atlantic is planning to fund tree plantings when drivers responsibly recycle their old car batteries and have them replaced by AAA.
This year, the “Batteries for Trees” program is setting a goal of planting 8,000 trees.
Here’s how the program works: AAA will fund the planting of a tree for every car battery that is replaced by AAA’s Emergency Roadside Assistance Service, or at a AAA Car Care Insurance Travel Center, from April 19 through May 2.
For drivers who are able to visit a AAA retail store or AAA Car Care location within the AAA Mid-Atlantic territory, a donation of $1 or more can go towards a tree planting until May 2.
All trees planted through the program will be planted in national forests through the Arbor Day Foundation.
AAA says nearly 100 percent of a car battery can be recycled due to its three major components — lead, plastic and sulfuric acid.
For more information on the program, click here.