Students hold lithium battery recycling event Thursday at RCSD School No. 17

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Fifth graders from the LEGO robotics team at RCSD School No. 17 are hosting a lithium battery recycling event at starting 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The students at the Enrico Fermi School are raising awareness of the dangers of lithium batteries winding up in a landfill, which can contaminate the ground. The event is at the school on 158 Orchard Street.

Students on the LEGO robotics team recently won an award at a competition where they came up with the idea for the lithium-ion battery recycling event.