Recharging Battery Product Stewardship – the Case for Legislation

When the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) – now known as Call2Recycle® – was founded by the battery industry in 1994 to divert batteries from landfills, part of the motivation was to create a harmonized nationwide program that would lessen the needs to manage state-by-state requirements.  That goal has been generally met:  no state has implemented a mandatory battery product stewardship program since Call2Recycle’s inception (even though in 2011 ...

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Washington Legislature Considering Bill that Would Divert More Batteries from Landfills

UPDATE: February 22, 2012 – Washington Senate Bill 6148 and its companion bill, House Bill 2450 have not made it out of committee and will not be passed this session.


The Washington State Senate and House are considering product stewardship legislation that would require rechargeable battery manufacturers to ensure that batteries are diverted from landfills. Senate Bill 6148 and its companion bill, House Bill 2450, state that it is in the “best ...

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It’s Easy and It’s the Law for New Yorkers to Recycle Rechargeable Batteries

Statewide disposal ban goes into effect today, December 5

New York (December 5, 2011) Effective today, it is illegal for any resident in the state of New York to “knowingly dispose of rechargeable batteries as solid waste.” Call2Recycle®, the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America, provides a network of collection locations throughout the state of New York, as well as nationwide, where residents can recycle their used rechargeable batteries at no cost.

Signed into law on Dec. 10, ...

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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.

“We are pleased to expand our collection ...

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Cooperative Webinar Educates New York Municipalities on Statewide Rechargeable Battery Take-Back Law

The New York Product Stewardship Council, New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling and Call2Recycle sponsor webinar

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Sept. 30, 2011) – Municipal and county recycling programs may bear the financial burden for recycling rechargeable batteries when the statewide disposal ban on rechargeable batteries goes into effect. The New York Product Stewardship Council (NYPSC) and New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling (NYSAR3), in partnership with Call2Recycle®, have developed a complimentary webinar to discuss ...

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