Chittenden (VT) Battery Increase

Chittenden (Vermont) Sees Battery Collections Jump Thanks to New Law

The recycling centers in Chittenden County Vermont are busy. Very busy in fact. The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), which manages solid waste disposal for the county, has seen a major increase in battery recycling activity at its drop-off centers, Environmental Depot, “Rover mobile collection unit and 135 sites around Vermont so far this year.

The uptick is a direct result of a product stewardship law that went into effect ...

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Daylight Saving Time 2016

Turned Back the Clocks, Turn In Old Batteries!

One of the best natural reminders to recycle batteries is Daylight Saving Time (DST), the day many North Americans turn back their clocks an hour. This year, DST ended at 2 am on Sun., Nov. 6. A Call2Recycle announcement encouraged Canadians to ‘Turn back their clocks, Turn in their batteries’ to ensure household safety.

Canadians were encouraged to check their battery-operated alarms using three easy steps:

  • Test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors using the ...
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Lithium Ion Battery Safety

How to Safely Recycle Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Batteries

During October, Wired magazine featured an article titled, “So, the Note 7: What Will Happen to Those Recalled Phones?” in which Call2Recycle CEO and President Carl Smith discussed the challenges Samsung and other cell phone manufacturers face in collecting and transporting cellphones with known battery defects.

One of Call2Recycle’s primary commitments is to safely and efficiently transport batteries from 30,000 public collection locations to recycling facilities throughout the U.S. and Canada. During the ...

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Open Letter from CEO on Safety

An Open Letter to Collection Sites from Call2Recycle CEO Carl Smith

An important part of Call2Recycle’s mission is to optimize the collection of consumer batteries across North America. This includes collecting and transporting the batteries to our recycling locations for sorting and processing. In 2016 alone, we will receive and process almost 14 million lbs. (6.4 million kg) of both single-use and rechargeable batteries in almost a quarter of a million containers.

In well over 99% of these shipments, the process works ...

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America Recycles Day 2016

5 Easy Ways to “Charge Up” Your Recycling Habits on America Recycles Day

According to the EPA’s most recent figures, Americans generate about 254 million tons of trash annually, and only about one-third of that waste is recycled. For many, one of the main barriers to recycling is not knowing how or where to recycle certain items.

For instance, many household cordless products that we use every day are powered by rechargeable batteries. These batteries are not only recyclable, but contain ...

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