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Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Celebrates 15 Years of Battery Recycling

June 09, 2015

A sanitary district might not be the first place you think of when recycling batteries. But the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) holds a special place in recycling circles as one of the few, if not only, government entity … Read More


Five Ways to Jumpstart Your Battery Recycling Program the Sioux Falls Way

April 20, 2015

As the largest city in South Dakota (SD), Sioux Falls has a long history that dates to Native American tribes that settled near the Big Sioux River. Today, the city is a busy commerce hub populated with Fortune 500 company … Read More


All-Battery Recycling is a Way of Life in Marion County, Oregon

March 25, 2015

Marion County, located just south of Portland with a population of nearly 325,000, is proud of its long history.  It is home to the state capital of Salem. It is the largest producer of agriculture among Oregon’s 36 counties. It … Read More


Grainger In-Store ‘Take-Back’ Promotion Collects 11,000+ Pounds of Batteries from Customers

January 26, 2015

Global industrial supply company Grainger defines sustainability as ‘doing business the right way.’ Grainger’s recycling efforts stretch far and wide, and include cardboard, plastic, paper, electronics and, of course, batteries. But for the company, recycling goes beyond sustainability. It’s a … Read More


Lenovo: Why Rechargeable Battery Recycling Makes Business Sense

December 17, 2014

When Lenovo purchased IBM’s PC business in 2005, one of the top orders of business was environmental. The company wanted to make sure its recycling and other sustainability programs continued to be a high priority as it expanded in the … Read More


From Tar-Top to Lithium Batteries: Battery Systems Has Seen It All

November 18, 2014

Battery Systems entered the recycling business in 1955 when the founder Harry Streelman, nicknamed Deadcell Harry, started a small battery rebuilding and recycling business in southern California. His nickname came from his business: picking up dead tar-top batteries from local … Read More


WestJet Catches Battery Recycling Fever

November 12, 2014

Until recently, Rod Perreault, a controlled products specialist at WestJet, has considered battery recycling more of a headache than a benefit. Rod helps the material and technical operations department implement haz-mat waste removal policies for WestJet, a Canadian-based airline with … Read More


Canadian Defence Research Agency Partners with Call2Recycle to Centralize its Battery Recycling

September 18, 2014

What do a G-suit, motorized wheelchair, Alouette 1 satellite, Black Brant rockets, carbon dioxide lasers, flight data recorders, the Ballard fuel cell membrane and the Bombsniffer have in common? Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC). Over the years, DRDC researchers, sometimes in partnership with … Read More


Posey Spreads Its Passion for Battery Recycling Around Tampa

August 20, 2014

Founded in 1975, Posey Distributing Company is the oldest, independent battery distributor in the Tampa, Florida area. But Posey isn’t your ordinary neighborhood battery store. Walk in the door and you will experience a company passionate about selling and recycling batteries. The … Read More


Recycling: From Light Sockets to Rechargeable Batteries

September 11, 2013

As part of its 100-year anniversary in 2018, Panasonic announced a goal of becoming the leader in green electronics innovation. Its ‘Green Plan 2018’ is a comprehensive plan for steadily cutting its environmental impact while making the world’s greenest and most green-enabling products. Among its goals is to achieve zero waste at its manufacturing facilities and support programs to collect and recycle their products. Read More


Austin Resource Recovery

December 15, 2011

Austin took an important step to move toward a more sustainable future by adopting Texas’ first Zero Waste Plan. The City’s Zero Waste goal is to reduce the amount of waste its one million households send to landfill by 90 percent by the year 2040. Read More


King County Solid Waste Division

November 17, 2011

In 1990, prompted by citizen demand, Washington State directed local governments to create plans to manage hazardous wastes produced by households and, in small quantities, by businesses and other organizations. In 1991, local governments and agencies established a partnership as the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County to manage these wastes regionally. Read More


City of Spokane

November 17, 2011

The Department of Solid Waste Management started serving the City of Spokane in 1940 with curbside service. Over the years it has developed into an impressive operation involving systems such as source separation, automated collection and computerized routing. Read More


Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency

November 02, 2011

The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) was created by the New York State Legislature in 1990 to manage the solid waste produced in Onondaga County on a daily basis. Thirty-three of the thirty-five municipalities in the county voluntarily elected to become part of the OCRRA system, and in the last 20 years its board of citizen volunteers has devoted countless hours to the development of programs and policies for the proper management of solid waste. Read More


Thinking Beyond the Recycling Bin – A Study from Call2Recycle

December 17, 2010

In Call2Recycle’s recent research it was discovered that in many cases, take-back programs designed to collect multiple items need to be re-thought in order to be effective. The company’s findings indicated that many take-back programs underperform due to serious design flaws.
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Stony Brook University Hospital

May 26, 2010

Call2Recycle helps Stony Brook University & Hospital meet environment compliance goals
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

May 25, 2010

With Call2Recycle Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center takes another leap forward in waste management practices
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Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.