North America’s largest, most reliable battery recycling program. Call2Recycle is the industry’s first and only no-cost product stewardship program for rechargeable batteries and cellphones. The nonprofit program is administered by the Call2REcycle, Inc., 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.
Call2Recycle is the only free rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program in North America. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted 30 million kilograms of rechargeable batteries from the solid waste stream and established a network of 30,000 public collection sites. Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is the most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cellphones. In adherence to the strictest and safest recycling standards, Call2Recycle has received the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification for the management of the collection and the distribution to processors for the recycling of batteries and cellphones. Founded in 1994, Call2Recycle is operated by RBRC, a non-profit organization.
STEP 1: Batteries and cellphones Collected at Collection Sites
Collect Batteries and cellphonesCollection sites throughout Canada accept rechargeable batteries* and cellphones for recycling from their employees or the public. There is no cost to recycle. Simply drop off at any Call2Recycle collection location.
*in British Columbia, Manitoba, Quebec and select locations in Ontario, collection sites also accept single-use batteries (like alkalines) weighing less than 5 kg each.
STEP 2: Collection Locations Ship Batteries and cellphones to Recycling Facility INMETCO Sign
Collection sites ship batteries and cellphones for free to contracted sorting and recycling facilities. Collection sites setup with Call2Recycle’s collection kit will automatically receive additional kits and materials when their inventory runs low. We also offer bulk shipping options. Learn more about becoming a participant.
STEP 3: New Products are Born
Stainless Steel ProductsPrecious metals recovered from used batteries create new batteries and stainless steel products. cellphones are recycled, refurbished and/or resold. When resold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to select charities. None of the broken down material makes its way into landfills. Since Call2Recycle was created in 1996, 30 million kilograms has been diverted from the waste stream.