Sunday, August 24, 2008


Mom always tells me that there is no excuse not to recycle items that can be recycled. The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation's program call2recyle has made it easier than ever to recycle items that contain rechargeable batteries.

Founded in 1994, Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation is a non-profit, industry sponsored organization to facilitate safe, efficient rechargeable battery recycling in the U.S. and Canada. According to their website, with the help of their partners, they have recycled more than 42 million pounds of rechargeable batteries. As the flowchart below shows, most of what is collected is recycled into other products, with a portion of the proceeds donated to charity and to fund collection and education programs.

Rechargeable batteries are all over the house, in cordless phones, cordless power tools, laptop batteries, cordless toys, and everyones favorite cell phones. Simply log on to their website and type in your zip code to get a list of drop off locations. When mom typed in our zip code, 11 locations were displayed. Most of the locations are places you probably regularly visit like Ace Hardware, Radio Shack, Home Depot, and Target. With more than 40,000 drop off locations in the U.S. and Canada, there are bound to be some close to you.

These guys have may it so easy to recycled rechargeable batteries so that they won't end up in landfills, leaching toxins into the soil and ground water. For more information and to find a drop off location near you, visit the call2recycle website at The best part of the program is that it is free, convenient, and most of all responsible. Please do your part to save the environment by recycling.

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