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RadioShack and Call2Recycle® stated that the battery collection and recycling program is expanding to stores in Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

In 1994, Call2Recycle was established as a non-profit stewardship program to collect, transport and recycle rechargeable batteries in order to keep them out of the waste stream. Today RadioShack, one of the first national retailers to voluntarily participate, has become Call2Recycle’s highest-volume retail partner. Anyone can bring a cell phone or used rechargeable battery into any RadioShack for recycling, with no purchase necessary.

All RadioShack stores in the contiguous U.S. offer the program to their customers. This widespread program participation is responsible for approximately 10 percent of Call2Recycle’s total rechargeable battery and cell phone collections to date.

Published in the June 2014 Edition of American Recycler News