Rechargeable batteries are commonly found in cordless power tools, cordless phones, laptops, cellphones, cameras, two-way radios, biomedical equipment, etc.
Single-use batteries are not reusable when they lose their charge. They are commonly found in remote controls, car keyless entry remotes, watches, pacemakers, hearing aids, memory backup fire alarm devices, military electronics, toys, etc.
Cellphones and their batteries are one of the easiest electronics to recycle*. They can be refurbished for resale or recycled and the materials used in new products.
We recommend that you remove the personal information on your phone, although it is not required. In the recycling process, the memory on the phones is destroyed and reusable materials are recycled before they are resold. If you want to remove the information from your phone, you can consult your cellphone user manual, manufacturer’s web site or contact one of our processors The Wireless Alliance to learn how to erase your data.
*Call2Recycle is not the official cellphone recycling program in the provinces of British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec.