Because the Call2Recycle program is free, King County has greatly reduced it’s budget for the costs of managing, shipping, disposing of and recycling the rechargeable batteries. We are saved the logistical as well as the financial burdens of handling these hazardous materials.
This program takes the next step and delivers a complete solution for keeping rechargeable batteries out of trash and repurposing them for new uses.
We have witnessed a favourable response from the people of Winnipeg since we began collecting with Call2Recycle in late 2011. Both the public and the library staff have great enthusiasm for this successful program.
There is a peace of mind that comes with the downstream recycling. We know the materials are being properly handled and responsibly recycled, and that is important to the overall goals of the Zero Waste Plan.