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Recycle Those Rechargeables
Atlanta, GA— Many people may not know that the
rechargeable batteries that power the portable electronics products they
use everyday, such as cellular and cordless phones, digital cameras, laptop
computers, camcorders, electric toothbrushes, electric shavers and cordless
power tools, can and should be recycled when they can no longer hold a
charge. Before retiring old household portables, take a minute to check
for and remove any used rechargeable batteries.
According to The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation
(RBRC) there are over 30,000 retail and community battery collection locations
throughout the U.S. and Canada that participate in RBRC's battery recycling
program Charge Up to Recycle! (R). National U.S. retail stores participating
in the program include: Batteries Plus, Best Buy, Black & Decker,
Cingular Wireless, Circuit City, The Home Depot, RadioShack, Sears, Staples,
Target, Verizon Wireless and Wal-Mart.
Consumers can call 1-800-8-BATTERY or go to rbrc.org
to find a list of nearby drop off locations. All types of rechargeable
batteries found in portable electronic products can be recycled: Nickel
Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) and
Small Sealed Lead (Pb) (weighing less than 2 lbs. or 1 kg.).