Certifications & Audits

One of the program’s primary commitments as North America’s most comprehensive battery recycling program is to safely and efficiently transport batteries from 30,000 collection locations to the recycling facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

Call2Recycle® seeks third-party certification to meet the highest standards of responsible recycling, and is a member of CHWMEG for independent third-party auditing of facilities. In addition, Call2Recycle is the first battery recycling program to obtain Responsible Recycling© (R2) certification and e-Stewards recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN).

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Call2Recycle Certificate of Recycling (PDF): Our program participants can request to receive a Certificate of Recycling that verifies the shipper and weight of each shipment. Materials received on the Certificate of Recycling are processed in accordance with transportation and environmental regulations.

Certificate of Approval – 2009 (PDF): Issued by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment, it amends the 2004 Certificate of Approval to expand Call2Recycle to include various primary batteries in addition to pre-approved rechargeable batteries and cellphones.

Certificate of Approval - 2004 (PDF): Issued by Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment to operate Call2Recycle for collecting and recycling spent rechargeable batteries and cellphones.

Responsible Recycling (R2) Certificate (PDF): Issued by Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc. (PJR), this certificate recognizes Call2Recycle as R2 certified.

Certificate of E-Steward Qualification (PDF): Issued by the Basel Action Network (BAN), this certificate affirms Call2Recycle’s recognition in BAN’s “e-Stewards” program.

Certificate of Liability Insurance (PDF): Call2Recycle carries liability insurance which includes general liability and pollution legal liability. It provides coverage for pollution claims filed against Call2Recycle collection and processing facilities and approved transporters.

Wistron Certificate of Liability Insurance  (PDF): Wistron receives sorts and processes batteries collected by Call2Recycle. It carries pollution liability insurance to cover environmental pollution claims that may occur.

INMETCO Certificate of Pollution Liability Insurance (PDF) : INMETCO receives, sorts and processes Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn) batteries collected by Call2Recycle. This facility also carries pollution liability insurance to cover environmental pollution claims that may occur.

INMETCO ISO 14001 Certificate (PDF): Issued in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 14001 Environmental Management Standards, this certificate affirms there is an environmental management system and improves environmental performance.

INMETCO Environmental Audit (PDF) : A summary of environmental regulations and permits that are pertaining to INMETCO including but not limited to:

  • Permit Numbers: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permits are required for facilities that treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes.
  • Waste Analysis Plan Program for Incoming Hazardous Wastes: Before any wastes are accepted, they must first pass a prescreen analysis through INMETCO’s lab.
  • Air Permits: Issued by Pennsylvania’s Dept. of Environmental Protection, it covers businesses that produce waste gases or particles that are released into the air.
  • Site Security: 24 hour security is provided by Allied Barton.
  • Personnel Training: INMETCO has Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)/ EPA trained staff.

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.