The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation adds DIY retailer to list of retail partners
MONCTON, April 27, 2001 – The region of Westmorland-Albert is being recognized as the first community in Canada to participate in Charge Up to Recycle!®, an industry-sponsored program to recycle used rechargeable batteries. Susan Antler of
the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation, the non-profit organization that operates the program, will be presenting a special award of appreciation to Webb Vance, Chairman of the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation, at their annual meeting tonight.
The special waste depot at the Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste facility accepts all rechargeable batteries including Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb)*. These batteries are commonly found in cellular and cordless phones, power tools, laptop computers, cordless vacuums, camcorders and other portable power devices. While rechargeable batteries can, depending on the application, be recharged up to 1,000 times, they eventually no longer hold a charge. Instead of needlessly throwing them away, they can be recycled through the Charge Up to Recycle!® program.
“Receiving this national recognition reflects the leading-edge nature of the recycling practices in our community,” said Bill Slater, General Manager, Westmorland-Albert Solid Waste Corporation. “We’re proud to be involved with the Charge Up to Recycle!® program to recycle rechargeable batteries and glad that our efforts are helping to make a positive environmental difference.”
* weighing less than 1 kg/2 lbs per battery
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 www.call2recycle.org.