Issue 30 – December 2011


Dec 2011 Call2Recycle

Winter Green
With the weather turning colder and our jackets getting thicker, here are a few of the tips from Whole Living on what you can do to be environmentally conscious this winter:

1. Fight frost naturally on car and home windows by rubbing them with a saltwater-soaked sponge; dry with a clean cloth

2. Instead of using rock salt or urea-based de-icers, opt for sand or calcium chloride which are less damaging

3. Let the sunshine in – even in winter, the sun’s rays provide a fair amount of warmth

4. Insulating your hot water pipes will help raise the temperature by 4 degrees, helping you lower the water heater setting without suffering cold showers

5. EPA-certified wood-burning stoves produce an average of 70% less particulate emissions – if yours is more than 20 yrs. old, it’s probably time to update

Call2Recycle will be closed in observance of the holidays on the following days:

U.S. Office –
December 23 & 26, 2011

Canada Office –
December 26 & 27, 2011


Recharging the planet. Recycling your batteries.

Don’t Mess with Texas: Achieving City of Austin’s Zero Waste Goal through EPR and Recycling
Webinar Series Call2Recycle® is hosting a complimentary webinar focused on extended producer responsibility (EPR) and hazardous waste recycling efforts in Austin, Texas. The City of Austin’s mission is to achieve Zero Waste by providing excellent customer services that promote waste reduction, increase resource recovery, and support the City of Austin’s long-term sustainability efforts.

Austin Resource Recovery provides comprehensive services that encourage recycling and keep as much waste as possible out of local landfills, including batteries. The City of Austin’s Zero Waste Goal is to reduce the amount of waste Austinites send to the landfill by 90% by the year 2040.

Join Call2Recycle for this webinar, Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 11am CT (Noon ET).

Register today

Call2Recycle is a Proud Sponsor of Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Game
Hockey Hall of FameOn Sunday, November 13, 2011, Call2Recycle was part of the annual Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Game held at the Air Canada Centre to an audience of 16,000+. This year inductees included former Toronto Maple Leafs, Ed Belfour, Joe Nieuwendyk and Doug Gilmour as well as Mark Howe.

Call2Recycle is a continued proud sponsor of the Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Game. You can see many of their alumni as Call2Recycle sponsors the Legendary Oldtimers’ Hockey Challenge, coming to an arena near you this winter! Visit for more details.

5 Gadgets for the Holidays
Gadget Gifts

‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving (and receiving!), and it would be hard to find anyone who isn’t shopping for one of the season’s newest high-tech gadgets.

Most of these fun, new toys run on rechargeable batteries that ensure hours of unplugged access. However, as new products come out, and old ones are replaced, it is important to remember that if improperly disposed, those rechargeable batteries create waste and can be harmful to the environment.

“By making recycling part of your holiday festivities, you are helping to reduce the waste sent to our nation’s landfills,” said Linda Gabor, vice president of marketing and account management at Call2Recycle®. “When upgrading to the latest and greatest technologies this holiday season, give a gift to the planet by recycling your used rechargeable batteries and cell phones at one of Call2Recycle’s free drop-off locations nationwide.”

Read more of this article by our partner, Earth911

Happy Holidays from Call2Recycle
Happy Holidays

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, please remember to help preserve the environment by recycling your used batteries.
Happy Holidays!!


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