No Cost for Communities to Recycle Rechargeable Batteries

Atlanta, GA - The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit, public service organization has announced that any community that wishes to participate in its Charge Up to Recycle! program may now do so free of charge.

Through the no-cost program, RBRC will handle the collection of all portable rechargeable batteries, including Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) rechargeable batteries. RBRC will provide automatic replenishment of supplies, such as recycling boxes and collateral materials, to community recycling centers.

Over 300 communities in the United States and Canada currently take part in the Charge Up to Recycle! program. These community programs are in addition to the over 30,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada participating in the RBRC program.

Rechargeable batteries are found in a wide range of portable electronic products, including cellular and cordless phones, camcorders, laptop computers and cordless power tools. Consumers can find the nearest rechargeable battery drop-off location by calling 1-800-8-BATTERY or by going online at