Consumers Recycling More Batteries in 2011

Call2Recycle’s Battery Collections Surge 13.1%

ATLANTA (January 5, 2012) – More and more consumers are recycling their batteries according to Call2Recycle®, the North American leader in consumer battery recycling. Today it announced a 13.1 percent increase in 2011 battery collections (over 2010), collecting more than 7.6 million pounds (3.45 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries (the equivalent to the weight of 278 school buses) through a network of over 30,000 retail, business and municipal locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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Call2Recycle Scores One for the Environment with Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuk, Launching an All Household Battery Collection and Recycling Program in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (October 17, 2011) – Join Call2Recycle® today to celebrate Waste Reduction Week by kicking-off an all-household battery collection program. Manitobans may now recycle any household battery at more than 300 collection locations across the province. Call2Recycle has collected more than 72,000 kilograms of rechargeable batteries in Manitoba since 1997. The program was recently chosen by Manitoba Conservation and Green Manitoba as the Manitoba collection program for household batteries – including alkaline.

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Call2Recycle Hosts Webinar Series Highlighting Municipalities

“Lessons from the Experts” educates participants on municipality recycling programs and extended producer responsibility

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ATLANTA, GA (October 7, 2011) – The three-part webinar series, “Municipality Recycling: Lessons from the Experts,” serves as a forum for community leaders to hear insights and gain valuable information about recycling efforts unique to municipalities across the country.  Hosted by Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America, the webinar series will ...

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Call2Recycle Partners with Ontario Communities to Increase Battery Recycling

Markham Students Make the Grade during EcoWatch Canada School Battery Retrieval Competition; Hamilton Scores during Daylight Savings Time Collection Drive

TORONTO (March 9, 2011) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s only free battery and cellphone collection program, recently engaged in partnerships with EcoWatch Canada, a non-profit environmental organization, and the City of Hamilton to encourage Hamilton and Markham residents to recycle their used batteries.

In an effort to impact recycling behaviors of younger Ontarians, Call2Recycle has also entered into a partnership ...

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Call2Recycle Posts Record Increase of Battery Recycling in 2010

Legislation, consumer efforts contribute to collection of 6.7 million pounds of rechargeable batteries

ATLANTA (Jan. 18, 2011) –Call2Recycle®, North America’s only free battery and cellphone collection program, today announced a record-breaking 10.1 percent increase in its overall rechargeable battery collections in 2010. Through its network of more than 30,000 retail, municipal and business partners across the U.S. and Canada, Call2Recycle collected more than 6.7 million pounds (3 million kilograms) of rechargeable batteries during the year.

In the U.S., Call2Recycle’s collection sites in ...

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