Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority Awarded 2002 Community Recycling Leadership Award

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation recognizes community recycling program for its exemplary efforts to recycle rechargeable batteries

ATLANTA, November 7, 2002 – The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries, today presented Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority with the second annual RBRC Community Recycling Leadership Award at the Authority’s Annual Public Officials Meeting.

The RBRC Community Recycling Leadership Award recognizes RBRC community program participants for their outstanding efforts in rechargeable battery recycling.

“Educating and encouraging communities to recycle rechargeable batteries takes hard work and a strong commitment to improving the environment,” said Ralph Millard, executive vice president, RBRC. “Lancaster has the formula right, and the integration of the RBRC program into its overall recycling plan has been outstanding. We honor Lancaster County today to thank them and to provide a role model for other communities to build from.”
Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority has been actively recycling rechargeable batteries for over 10 years.

Highlights include:

  • Collecting over half million recyclable batteries over the life of the program
  • Providing tens of thousands of battery bags, free of charge, to Lancaster residents
  • Facilitating curbside collection for batteries
  • Offering free information to residents of Lancaster County on how to handle and dispose of their special waste including batteries in its “Special Waste Brochure”
  • Educating school and civic groups through tours of its facilities and with presentations at schools, open houses, and public meetings
  • Provided free information to municipalities in Lancaster County for publication in their citizen newsletters on how to recycle batteries

“Since the program’s inception in 1991, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority has collected over half million pounds of recyclable batteries,” said Jim Warner, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. “We are proud to offer this service to Lancaster County residents. Keeping that much product out of the solid waste stream speaks for itself, and we are honored to be recognized for this work on behalf of our entire community.”

RBRC’s community recycling program provides communities and municipalities information on how to operate a household battery collection program. Through RBRC’s program, participating communities and municipalities can receive collection containers and collateral materials at no cost. Over 300 communities in the U.S. and Canada currently take part in RBRC’s Charge Up to Recycle! ® program. These community programs are in addition to the over 30,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada that participate in the RBRC program.

To register as an RBRC community collection participant call toll free (877) 723-1297 or go to

To find out more about recycling programs in the Lancaster area, call (717) 397-9968 or visit

To find the nearest rechargeable battery drop-off location, consumers can call 1-800-8-BATTERY or go to


About Call2Recycle®
Call2Recycle is the industry’s first and only product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program is administered by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery recycling. There are more than 30,000 Call2Recycle drop-off locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. More than 175 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products show their commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries from entering the solid waste stream by funding the Call2Recycle program. In pursuit of its mission, Call2Recycle also collects old cellphones, which are either recycled or refurbished and resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities. For more information, call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit


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