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Call2Recycle named first battery recycling plan approved by NY State

August 13, 2013

Call2Recycle named first battery recycling plan approved by NY State

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has named Call2Recycle the first batter recycling plan under the New York State Rechargable Battery Act. Call2Recycle is a no-cost battery and cellphone collection program.

The act, signed into law in December of 2010, requires manufacturers of select rechargeable batteries to collect and recycle the batteries steatewide in a manufacturer-funded program that costs consumers nothing. On behalf of its more than 200 industry stewards, Call2Recycle submitted a battery management plan, which has been approved by New York State. The plan ensures complete compliance for all active Call2Recycle industry stewards.

Retailers that sell covered rechargeable batteries are required to accept used rechargeable batteries from consumers during normal business hours and must post signs informing consumers about these requirements. Retailers must accept up to ten batteries per day from any person regardless of whether such person purchases replacement batteries.

Read more at Environmental Leader.

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