Battery Recycling Charged Up Across North America

Key partners drive collections; Call2Recycle reports more than 5.7 million pounds (2.6 million kilograms) of batteries collected

Atlanta, U.S./Toronto, Canada – Aug 6, 2015 – Thanks to consumers, retailers, and municipalities, more than 5.7 million pounds (2.6 million kilograms) of batteries – the weight of approximately 433 full-grown elephants – were kept out of U.S. and Canadian landfills and recycled so far this year, reports Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization.  This significant environmental ...

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Austin Libraries Vie to Receive a Gift of $1,000

In 2010, the city of Austin, Texas, adopted the state’s first Zero Waste Master Plan to reduce the amount of trash it sends to its landfills by 90% by 2040. As part of meeting that goal, the city is encouraging city residents to drop off their used single-use and rechargeable batteries at one of the 21 local libraries and other drop-off locations between Aug. 17 and Sept. 18.

What’s in it for the library? A $1,000 donation for the library that ...

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Call2recycle, Inc. Names Tim Michaels Managing Director of Operations

Fortune 10 Manager Brings More Than 15 Years of Domestic and International Operations Experience to National Battery Stewardship Organization

ATLANTAJuly 9, 2015 – Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, today announced that Tim Michaels has been named managing director of operations. With more than 15 years’ experience, Michaels is known for his expertise for domestic and international work in logistics, process improvement and operations management.

In his new position Michaels will manage all operational logistics ...

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Behind the Scenes: Shipped Used Batteries to Recycle? What Happens Next?

While supporting collections through public outreach and the collection and transportation of batteries is a valuable part of industry stewardship, equally important is how Call2Recycle manages the process after the batteries are shipped to a recycling destination. In this article, we’ll take a look at what happens behind the scenes on a battery’s journey from collection to metal recovery.

1 — Shipping. The process starts when collection sites have batteries ready for shipment. Collection sites can ship used batteries using our ...

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Western Lake Superior Sanitary District Celebrates 15 Years of Battery Recycling

WLSSD LogoA sanitary district might not be the first place you think of when recycling batteries. But the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) holds a special place in recycling circles as one of the few, if not only, government entity that promotes battery recycling to protect a local watershed.

Created by the Minnesota legislature in 1971, WLSSD is responsible for protecting the waterways and land surrounding the lower St. Louis River Basin. ...

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