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Call2recycle logo.jpg
Founded 1994
Type Non-profit public service organization
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, GA, U.S.A and Toronto, ON, Canada
Area served
North America
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
Slogan 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 developing countries.[1] In 2012, the program became the first of its kind to receive Responsible Recycling (R2) certification.[2]

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