Call2Recycle and 1800Recycling join forces

1800Recycling.com and Call2Recycle combine efforts to collect batteries for recycling.

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September 25, 2014

1800Recycling.com has announced a new partnership with Call2Recycle Inc. designed to improve battery collection and recycling infrastructure. Call2Recycle, based in Atlanta, and 1800Recycling, based in Fresno, California, say they will work to integrate Call2Recycle’s U.S. public battery collection network into 1800Recycling’s current database.
 

“We are extremely proud to be partnering with our friends at Call2Recycle,” says John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), an electronics recycling firm that is the 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,” he says. “Teaming with and combining our resources with Call2Recycle and its 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 says it has diverted more than 85 million pounds of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established more than 34,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.  It also has achieved the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification.
 

“We’re thrilled to work with the innovative 1800Recycling team,” says Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. “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.”
 

1800Recycling.com provides information about recycling services and facilities by ZIP code. Users can be directed to recyclers of electronics, tires, oil, paint, glass, plastic, household hazardous waste, wood, mattresses, carpet and other obsolete goods.