Thank you to everyone who participated in Call2Recycle, Inc’s annual webinar, “Striving for Success”, held on Thursday, November 16, 2017 exclusively for stewards.

Stewards FAQ


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., including compliance with state and federal regulations, such as the U.S. Mercury-Containing and Rechargeable Battery Act (The Battery Act). 

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 the country’s largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, with a network of thousands of 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.