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Jul 15

Where can single-use batteries be recycled?

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 9:26 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Where can single-use batteries be recycled?


A.  Single-use batteries can be recycled through:  https://www.thinkgreenfromhome.com/Batteries.cfm

Please note that there is a charge for this service.

Currently, this is the only way to recycle single-use batteries in Laramie. Single-use batteries are not regulated. Our E-waste, hazardous waste, and lead acid battery recyclers informed us they do not want these batteries, as they are not considered hazardous. The City of Laramie legally disposes of them in a lined landfill cell, which is consistent with the recommendations of battery recyclers.

Duracell’s website explains, “Our alkaline batteries are composed primarily of common metals—steel, zinc, and manganese—and do not pose a health or environmental risk during normal use or disposal. We have voluntarily eliminated all the added mercury from our alkaline batteries since the early 1990s, while maintaining the performance consumer’s demand. Therefore, alkaline batteries can be safely disposed of with normal household waste.”

Residents can use our “What Goes Where” tool at https://www.cityoflaramie.org/197/Solid-Waste to find out how to properly dispose, recycle or compost almost any item.


Jul 08

Automated Utility Payments

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 11:34 AM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  I was wondering if it’s possible to set a specific date for the automated utility payment, e.g., the 2nd or 3rd of each month?

A.  Unfortunately, utility payment due dates are system-generated and cannot be changed individually at the account level based on customer preference. The City offers additional convenient payment options that allow more flexibility for our customers, such as 24/7 toll-free phone payments (1-855-276-8970) and one-time online payments with no login required. Please visit https://www.cityoflaramie.org/105/Paying-Your-Utility-Bill  or call Business Operations staff at (307) 721-5222 for additional information.


Jul 02

Retail Liquor Licenses

Posted on July 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM by Nancy Oakland-Potter

Q.  Is the City of Laramie adding additional retail liquor licenses for businesses at a reduced cost of $500 per license?

A.  Currently, the City does not have any new Retail Liquor Licenses available issue. The Wyoming Liquor Division only gives out a limited number of licenses, which are all currently assigned. If a business is looking to sell their license, they may do so on the open market—which the City has no control over. If the City were to receive any additional new retail licenses, they would be issued through our regular new application process with a $50 application fee, $1500 license fee, and a publication fee. For additional information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 307-721-5220.