National Wireless Provider Telus Mobility To Collect Rechargeable Batteries To Benefit The Environment

Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation adds major wireless telecommunications company to its growing roster of national retail collection sites

TORONTO, August 19, 2002 – TELUS Mobility, a leading Canadian provider of wireless telecommunications solutions, and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization, are pleased to announce that consumers can now recycle their used rechargeable batteries at hundreds of participating TELUS Mobility retail locations and dealers across the country.

TELUS Mobility joins a list of prestigious national retailers that includes Canadian Tire, The Home Depot, RadioShack Canada and dozens of others who support the environment by placing RBRC battery collection boxes in their stores. Used rechargeable batteries that are dropped off free of charge at participating stores will be properly recycled.

“The benefits of participating in RBRC’s Charge Up to Recycle! ® program are numerous,” said Ralph Millard, executive vice president of RBRC. “The program offers retailers a great opportunity to help conserve natural resources and demonstrate industry stewardship.”

Rechargeable batteries are found in a wide range of portable electronic products, including cellular and cordless phones, PDAs, laptop computers and power tools.

“At TELUS Mobility, our business is guided by our Future Friendly philosophy. Taking part in an environment-protecting program to recycle our technology is a natural fit for us,” said Wade Oosterman, executive vice president of sales and marketing. “The wireless products we offer in our stores across Canada use rechargeable batteries, so we see partnering with the RBRC program as both socially responsible and another convenient service we can provide for our clients.”

The RBRC offers rechargeable battery recycling programs for retailers, communities, businesses and public agencies. Those interested in participating in RBRC’s battery collection program can log-on to or call 1-888-224-9764.

To find nearby battery drop-off locations, consumers can simply call 1-800-8-BATTERY or log-on to and type in their postal code. They are then provided with a list of participating retailers and community collection programs.


About TELUS Mobility

TELUS Mobility provides more than 2.7 million clients across Canada
with a full suite of wireless voice, Internet and data services through
its Mike and PCS digital wireless networks. For more information,
please visit

TELUS Corporation (TSE: T,
TA; NYSE: TU) is one of Canada's leading telecommunications companies
providing a full range of telecommunications products and services that
connect Canadians to the world. The company is the leading service
provider in Western Canada and provides data, Internet Protocol, voice
and TELUS Mobility wireless services across Canada. To learn more,
please visit

About Call2Recycle®

Call2Recycle is the industry’s first and only product
stewardship program for rechargeable batteries. The nonprofit program
is administered by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
(RBRC), a public service organization dedicated to rechargeable battery
recycling. There are more than 30,000 Call2Recycle drop-off locations
throughout the United States and Canada. More than 175 manufacturers
and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products show
their commitment to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable
batteries from entering the solid waste stream by funding the
Call2Recycle program. In pursuit of its mission, Call2Recycle also
collects old cell phones, which are either recycled or refurbished and
resold when possible with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select
charities. For more information, call 877-2-RECYCLE or visit

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