Call2Recycle’s industry steward program helps battery and product manufacturers fulfill recycling requirements in the U.S. and Canada, including compliance with extensive state, provincial and federal regulations, such as the Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act (The Battery Act).

What are the Benefits?

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  • Producer Responsibility: demonstrates your company’s commitment to environmentally-sound recycling of batteries.
  • Simplicity: allows your company to manage regulatory complexities and cost-effectiveness by supporting one program.
  • Liability: serves as a third-party strategy to help reduce your legal risk that results from landfilling, reselling on the black market, or shipping overseas. Call2Recycle meets the highest standards of responsible recycling to ensure batteries are properly managed and recycled, including Responsible Recycling® (R2) certification and e-Stewards recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN).
  • Reporting: on behalf of its stakeholders, Call2Recycle submits extensive recycling reports to regulatory bodies – including British Columbia, Manitoba, and Quebec, which require them as part of the regulations.
  • Information: ensures your company remains informed of pertinent updates on regulatory changes, steward responsibilities and fees and collection results.

What batteries do you recycle?

  • Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Single-Use batteries, including alkaline and lithium primary (Canada Only)

For more information, visit our Industry Steward Support Center or contact Customer Service at 877.723.1297

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What is an industry steward?

Industry stewards are the organizations committed to promoting and/or funding the responsible recycling of electronic products and batteries when they reach their end of life.

How does a company become an industry steward?

By submitting an Industry Steward Inquiry Form, we can confirm that you qualify.

What are the benefits of being an industry steward?

The Call2Recycle program enables stewards to fulfill recycling requirements in the U.S. and Canada, including compliance with state, provincial and federal regulations, such as the U.S. Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act (The Battery Act). Click here for a full overview of the program benefits.

What is a licensee?

A licensee is a type of industry steward that provides financial support to Call2Recycle and can feature an imprint of the Call2Recycle Battery Recycling Seal on its rechargeable batteries, products or packaging.

Who is Call2Recycle®?

We are North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, with a network of more than 14,000 public collection sites. We were founded in the mid-1990s as a voluntary, industry-run initiative to keep the heavy metals from rechargeable batteries out of the solid waste stream.

How are you funded?

Industry stewards, or major product and battery manufacturers across the globe, voluntarily fund our programs to ensure that the batteries and cellphones that they introduce into the marketplace are being responsibly recycled when they reach their end of life.

What is product stewardship?

Product stewardship is the act of minimizing the health, safety, environmental, and social impact of a product and its packaging throughout its lifecycle. While product manufacturers or producer have the greatest ability to influence this impact, suppliers, retailers, regulators and consumers also play significant roles.