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January 2007

RBRC provides a free way to comply with New York's legislation

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) announced that it will support New York City retailers in their efforts to comply with the requirements of the "New York City Rechargeable Battery Recycling Ordinance" (Introductory Number 70-A).

This law, effective December 1, 2006, prohibits the disposal of rechargeable batteries as solid waste, and requires all New York City retailers that sell rechargeable batteries and products that contain them to collect used batteries. To meet the terms of the new law, free programs must be made available to consumers for returning the used rechargeable batteries found in many commonly used electronic devices for reuse, recycling or proper disposal. RBRC's Call2Recycle™ program gives all retailers the ability to do just that. Call2Recycle features more than 300 locations in New York City, where consumers can drop off used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at no cost.

Retailers interested in enrolling in the Call2Recycle program can visit www.call2recycle.org.


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