Webinar highlights recycling efforts in Onondaga County, NY
ATLANTA (October 25, 2011) – In the first installment of the “Lessons from the Experts” webinar series, Call2Recycle® and guests will discuss the shared responsibility for end-of-life product management and how obligations fall not only on the manufacturer, but also on local governments and municipalities. Call2Recycle, the only free battery and cellphone collection program in North America, will host a three-part complimentary webinar series that will discuss issues critical to extended producer responsibility (EPR) and recycling programs within municipalities across the U.S..
The initial webinar will be held November 2, 2011 at 11am ET. “The ABCs of EPR and OCRRA – Recycling Efforts Unique to Municipalities” will spotlight the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) and their recycling program for rechargeable batteries as well as other recycling services and waste reduction programs in Onondaga County. Onondaga County’s households and commercial outlets are currently recycling better than 60% of the waste that once was buried in landfills, and that includes rechargeable batteries recycled through Call2Recycle.
“For over 15 years, OCRRA has been providing residents with convenient opportunities to recycle their rechargeable batteries,” said Andrew Radin, Director of Recycling & Waste Reduction for OCRRA. “Residents and businesses in Onondaga County now recycle – per capita – more rechargeables batteries than any other large community in New York State. We welcome the opportunity to share program insights with solid waste management professionals across the country.”
“As an organization, OCRRA understands the success of EPR is based on the public and private sector working together to accomplish a common goal – keeping more material out of the waste stream,” said Todd Ellis, Regional Account Manager for Call2Recycle. “Call2Recycle is proud to partner with OCRRA to offer an easy and convenient way for Onondaga County residents to recycle their batteries at no cost.”
In this webinar, attendees will learn:
- More about EPR and recycling efforts specific to municipalities
- How OCRRA utilizes partnerships to make recycling easy
- How the Call2Recycle program helps OCRRA save time and money