1800Recycling.com, an interactive website dedicated to enhancing and democratizing the consumer recycling experience, has announced a new partnership with Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship program. As part of the partnership, Call2Recycle and the 1800Recycling team will work to enhance the current battery recycling portion of the 1800Recycling system, including the integration of Call2Recycle’s U.S. public battery collection network into 1800Recycling’s current database. By combining the strength of the two organizations’ reach, the public will undoubtedly benefit from heightened awareness and easier access to battery recycling collection sites. “We are extremely proud to be partnering with our friends at Call2Recycle,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronics and e-waste, and parent company of 1800Recycling.com. “At 1800Recycling, our mission is to simplify the process of recycling, and batteries have long been a confusing element of that process for many. Teaming with and combining our resources with Call2Recycle and their 20 years of experience collecting and recycling batteries throughout North America enables us to provide the best possible options for our users and will help further simplify an issue that has frustrated many for too long.” Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 85 million pounds of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established over 34,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada. It is also the first program of its kind to receive the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification. “We’re thrilled to work with the innovative 1800Recycling team,” said Carl Smith, CEO & president of Call2Recycle, Inc. “Their searchable database is an outstanding resource to help people and businesses know where to bring unwanted items in their communities to recycle properly. Their commitment to recycling is also consistent with our own and we’re pleased to be able to provide 1800Recycling’s diverse audience with easy and nearby options for the recycling of their batteries.” Via its mobile app, online resource and phone service, 1800Recycling.com provides information about recycling services and facilities to anyone, anywhere by ZIP code. Consumers can also opt to call 1800Recycling via telephone for a 24/7 phone line resource or download the interactive app (1800Recycling.com/mobile/) available via the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app, the newly enhanced site and phone service each can direct users to responsible recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, household hazardous waste, wood, mattresses, carpet, junk – basically everything that can be recycled. For more information on general recycling needs, visit electronicrecyclers.com, greenisgoodradio.com or urbanmining.org.
1800Recycling.com Partners with Call2Recycle for Enhanced Battery Recycling Efforts
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