Seattle Marks First Battery Recycling Day

City Officials, Environmental Groups and the Public Turn Out for City-Wide Rechargeable Battery Collection Drive Hosted by Call2Recycle

SEATTLE (JUNE 28, 2012) – The City of Seattle has proclaimed today the first Battery Recycling Day. The centerpiece of the city-wide battery collection drive will take place at Seattle Center’s International Fountain from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., hosted by Call2Recycle®, the only no-cost rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. Senator Sharon Nelson (34th District) and Representative ...

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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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New Jersey Charges Ahead with 51% Collection Increase

In 1991, New Jersey adopted the “Dry Cell Battery Management Act” making it illegal to knowingly dispose of nickel-cadmium and small-sealed lead acid battery as solid waste. Call2Recycle is an approved program to comply with this requirement and now has over 570 collection sites within New Jersey that increased pounds recycled in 2011 by 51%. In 2011, New Jersey residents recycled a total of 169,211 pounds (76,753 kg) of ...

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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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