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|Type||Non-profit public service organization|
|Key people||Carl Smith, CEO & President
Joe Zenobio, Executive Director Canada
Greg Broe, VP, Finance & Administration
Linda Gabor, VP, Marketing & Customer Service
Donny Rolader, VP, Account Management
|Area served||North America|
|Motto||Recharging the planet. Recycling your batteries.(TM)|
Call2Recycle is a rechargeable battery and cellphone collection program.
The program launched in the U.S. in 1996 (1997 in Canada) as Charge Up to Recycle! to collect and recycle Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd) batteries. In 2001, the program expanded to include all consumer rechargeable batteries, adding Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb). It was renamed Call2Recycle in 2004 to reflect the program's expanded focus to also collect cellphones, which contain rechargeable batteries. In 2008, Call2Recycle added a fifth chemistry, Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), to its collection program. In 2009, it became the first battery program to receive e-Stewards recognition by the Basel Action Network (BAN) which ensures that waste is not exported to third world countries. In 2012, the program became the first of its kind to receive Responsible Recycling (R2) certification.