On December 10, 2010, former Governor David Paterson signed into law the New York State Rechargeable Battery Act, requiring a shared responsibility for disposing batteries for many stakeholders, including rechargeable battery manufacturers, New York consumers, and retailers doing business in the State. Call2Recycle offers solutions to comply with new NY regulations.

Rechargeable Battery Manufacturers:

Manufactures must arrange for and finance the recycling of select rechargeable batteries collected by retailers. Our New York battery management plan ensures complete compliance for all of our 300+ active industry stewards. If you are a manufacturer of rechargeable batteries and are interested in becoming a Call2Recycle industry steward, please contact us.

Collection Sites

All New York retailers (except for grocers occupying less than 14,000 square feet of display space ) selling rechargeable batteries are required to accept used batteries of the same type for recycling, display signage, and educate customers on recycling. Please note: rechargeable batteries contained in electronic products must be removed prior to disposal of such product.

Call2recycle provides the required signage with each collection box sent to participating drop-off locations. You can also download the poster here: Poster – NY Retail Poster

Direct sellers of rechargeable batteries through catalog, telephone, or internet sales – who don’t operate a physical location – are required to educate customers on responsibly recycling their rechargeable batteries. Interested in becoming a collection site? Contact us today


As of December 5, 2011, it is against the law for New Yorkers to knowingly dispose of rechargeable batteries in the garbage in the State.

Enter your zip code and find a drop-off location where you can recycle your rechargeable batteries and cellphones weighing less than 25 lbs.

If you have additional questions on the law requirements or the Call2Recycle program, please contact our dedicated Customer Service Team.