1800Recycling.com, a unit of Fresno, Calif.-based Electronic Recyclers International Inc. (ERI) that provides website information about recycling, in part will work with Call2Recycle to enhance the current battery recycling portion of the 1800Recycling system, according to a news release. That will include the integration of Atlanta-based Call2Recycle’s U.S. public battery collection network.
“We are extremely proud to be partnering with our friends at Call2Recycle,” said John Shegerian, chairman and CEO of ERI. “Teaming with and combining our resources with Call2Recycle and their 20 years of experience collecting and recycling batteries throughout North America enables us to provide the best possible options for our users and will help further simplify an issue that has frustrated many for too long.”
Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 85 million pounds of batteries and cellphones from the solid waste stream and established more than 34,000 collection sites throughout the U.S. and Canada.
“We’re thrilled to work with the innovative 1800Recycling team,” said Carl Smith, CEO and president of Call2Recycle. “Their searchable database is an outstanding resource to help people and businesses know where to bring unwanted items in their communities to recycle properly. Their commitment to recycling is also consistent with our own.”