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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King County Solid Waste Division

In 1990, prompted by citizen demand, Washington State directed local governments to create plans to manage hazardous wastes produced by households and, in small quantities, by businesses and other organizations. In 1991, local governments and agencies established a partnership as the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County to manage these wastes regionally.

The program brings together resources from four government agencies and 37 suburban cities to help citizens, businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies reduce the threat posed by ...

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City of Spokane

The Department of Solid Waste Management started serving the City of Spokane in 1940 with curbside service. Over the years it has developed into an impressive operation involving systems such as source separation, automated collection and computerized routing. In October of 1990, the City of Spokane Solid Waste Management Department, in compliance with Washington State Law and the Spokane Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan, started a curbside recycling program. Solid Waste Management provides 18 gallon blue bins to each residence ...

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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 Announces Winners of 2008 Recycling Leadership Awards

Program participants recognized for rechargeable battery recycling excellence throughout the U.S. and Canada

ATLANTA, September 30, 2008 – Call2Recycle, the nation’s most comprehensive rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling program, today announced the recipients of the eighth annual “Recycling Leadership Awards.” The Recycling Leadership Awards recognize Call2Recycle’s community and public agency program participants for their exceptional efforts in rechargeable battery and cellphone recycling.

This year’s participants recognized for their exceptional recycling efforts in the Call2Recycle program include: King County Solid ...

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