Call2Recycle Reaches Pact with Wistron on Battery Recycling

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 7, 2013

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Call2Recycle Reaches Pact with Wistron on Battery Recycling

Call2Recycle has reached an operational agreement with Wistron GreenTech to increase sorting capacity for its no-cost battery recycling program.

Wistron GreenTech, a subsidiary of Taiwanese information and communication technology product maker Wistron Corp., operates an electronic recycling facility in McKinney, Texas. Wistron’s central Texas location will help the Atlanta-based Call2Recycle reduce costs and environmental impacts while maximizing operational efficiencies and positioning the organization for future growth, according to a news release.

Call2Recycle expects the 209,000-sq.-ft. processing center to facilitate the recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones collected from the western United States, about 20 percent of what Call2Recycle gathers in the entire nation.

It is the second sorting facility used by Call2 Recycle in the United States; the first is located outside of Pittsburgh.

In 2012 Call2Recycle diverted 10 million pounds of used batteries from the waste stream.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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