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Call2Recycle logo.png
TypeNon-profit public service organization
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA, U.S.A and Toronto, ON, Canada
Area served
North America
Key people
  • Carl Smith
    (President and CEO)
  • Joe Zenobio
    (President (Canada))
  • Greg Broe
    (VP of Finance and Administration)
  • Linda Gabor
    (Executive VP of External Relations)
  • Tim Michaels
    (VP of Operations)
  • Todd Ellis
    (Managing Director)

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 developing countries.[1] In 2012, the program became the first of its kind to receive Responsible Recycling (R2) certification.[2]

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  1. ^ "American Recycler, September 2009 - Call2recycle recognized by Basel Action Network". Archived from the original on 2010-09-16.
  2. ^ "First Battery Recycling Program to Meet Rigorous Electronic Recycling Standards | Call2Recycle | United States". 3 April 2012.

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