Northeast Recycles Over One Million Pounds of Batteries in 2011

The Northeast Recycling Council’s (NERC) member states, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont, increased their 2011 collections of rechargeable batteries by 26%, recycling a total of 1,108,840 pounds of rechargeable batteries through their participation in the Call2Recycle program.  Thirty percent of collections came from the public service sector, with the majority coming from Woodside, New York in Queens County with a total of 19,319 pounds.

“The Northeast continues to make strides in recycling rechargeable batteries and demonstrate a firm commitment to our environment,” said Todd Ellis, Account Manager at Call2Recycle. “We commend NERC’s members for continuing to promote battery recycling within their communities and the eco-safe reclamation of these materials.”


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