Special US DOT Permit Granted to Call2Recycle’s Collection Program

dotlogoCall2Recycle works closely with the US Department of Transportation (US DOT) to ensure the safe collection and recycling of batteries. In June, the US DOT granted Call2Recycle® a special permit that lifted several restrictions on used battery shipments. The resulting changes make the program more convenient and easier to manage for collection sites.

Here’s an overview of the changes for preparing batteries for shipment:

All US Jurisdictions (except Vermont)

If you use the Call2Recycle collection ...

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Austin Residents Checked Out Books and Checked In Your Batteries!

To increase consumer awareness about the importance of battery recycling to the environment, the City of Austin, Texas, and Call2Recycle sponsored the Austin Recharge Challenge from Aug. 17 to Sept. 18. City residents were asked to bring their used single-use and rechargeable batteries to one of 21 neighborhood library branches or other Call2Recycle drop-off locations.

The campaign was a tremendous success, with almost 6,000 lbs. (2,722 kg.) of batteries collected in just four weeks. The North Village library branch won ...

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Free Riders: Why You Should Care About “Orphan” Batteries in North America

We spent a few minutes with Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. Carl is a leading advocate for battery recycling across North America. We spoke to Smith about one of the industry’s biggest issues—free riders.

When it comes to increasing battery recycling rates, what do you think are your biggest challenges so far this year?
There are two challenges that I think about every day. The first is how to continue to make it easy and important for consumers to ...

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Call2Recycle Speaks Out to the Environmental Community

While educating consumers about the importance of battery recycling is our focus, just as important, is sharing our expertise with the sustainability industry. Since the start of 2015, we wrote or appeared in several articles on topics from product stewardship to take-back programs and collection best practices. Our aim is to help environmentally-committed audiences understand the battery perspective as part of the broader recycling landscape and to share our best practices. You can read more by clicking on the links ...

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