We use battery-powered products in almost every aspect of our daily lives—for toys and games to television remotes and smoke detectors. Each year billions of batteries end up in landfills, where the toxic metals they contain can enter the waste stream and harm the environment. Call2Recycle diverts these potentially harmful materials from the solid waste stream and safely recycles them for use in new products. By dropping off your batteries for recycling you are helping to:
- Keep potentially harmful materials out of our landfill and waste stream.
- Keep people and property safe. If batteries are improperly disposed of at their end-of-life, they can short circuit or overheat and cause a fire.
- Reduce the dependency of mining for virgin materials by capturing metals that can be reused as input for manufacturing new products such as bicycles, pots and pans or even new batteries.
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