Canada’s Universities Make the Grade in Battery Recycling

Call2Recycle Canada sees 67% growth in campus collections in 2013

iStock_000013254763XSmallTORONTO (January 14, 2014)– While there may be debate over college-age Millennials’ commitment to environmental responsibility, students at some of Canada’s universities are supporting green initiatives by recycling batteries through Call2Recycle Canada’s on-campus collection program. Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest battery stewardship program, has collected more than 60,000 kilograms of batteries through its higher education channels since the program was launched in ...

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Battery Recycling Program Celebrates 17 Consecutive Years of Increased Collections

Call2Recycle, Inc. recycles over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries in 2013

3d growth chartATLANTA (January 8, 2014) – As North America’s first and largest battery product stewardship program, Call2Recycle® increased collections in the U.S. and Canada by 12.6 percent over 2012, diverting over 11 million pounds (5 million kilograms) of batteries from landfills.  This marks the 17th consecutive year that the organization has documented a year-over-year increase (since collections ...

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Battery Recycling Program Reports Double Digit Collections in 2012

Call2Recycle cites banner year for Canada and California

ATLANTA (February 4, 2013) – North American battery collections increased 16 percent from 2011 to a record 10 million pounds (4.7 million kilograms) in 2012, reported by Call2Recycle, a product stewardship organization managing the only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America.

The organization attributes its success to closing a banner year in California and Canada, both which collected over one million pounds. California became the first state in program history to ...

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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 ...

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Call2Recycle Reaches Milestone Collection Mark in Rechargeable Battery Recycling Efforts

Industry’s first and only product stewardship program total rechargeable battery collections exceeds 50 million pounds

ATLANTA, April 15, 2009 – Call2Recycle®, the nation’s most successful rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling solution, today announced that total collections since the program’s inception in 1994 now exceed 50 million pounds of rechargeable batteries. The amount of rechargeable batteries recycled through the program is equivalent to the weight of approximately 5,000 elephants. Through ongoing initiatives with retail and community partners, grassroots community efforts, and ...

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