National Battery Day

National Battery Day – February 18th, 2021

This year, GAPCO is proud to join Call2Recycle as a partner helping to lead the charge for recycling.  We invite you to join us this February 18th as we recognize National Battery Day.

Call2Recycle is the United States’ leading consumer battery recycling and stewardship program.  They work with thousands of partners to manage battery recycling efforts.  After 25 years and more than 115 million pounds of batteries recycled, they continue to define themselves as the leader in end-of-life battery recycling.

Batteries play an important role in both the industries we serve and our lives.  It’s vital that we properly dispose of these batteries to ensure the safety and future of our planet.  Last year, over 8.4 million pounds of batteries were recycled in the United States alone.  Together we can make sure that even more batteries are properly recycled in 2021.

What Can I Recycle?

There are many different kinds of batteries that you can drop off at Call2Recycle locations.  All locations accept rechargeable batteries with most accepting used cellphones.

  • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Single-Use Batteries
  • Damaged or Recalled Batteries
  • Cellphones

Where to Recycle?

Use This Link to find a Call2Recycle Drop-Off Center located near you.

What Happens to Recycled Batteries?

It all starts with collections.  Call2Recycle and their partners collect and recycle many different types of batteries with their tens of thousands of drop-off locations in the U.S. and Canada.  The batteries are then sorted by type and chemistry.  Please refer to this infographic from Call2Recycle for more information on how the various batteries are recycled and refurbished:

Life of a Battery

We will continue to update you as we approach National Battery Day. It is our hope that we can all work together in creating a more sustainable and healthy environment for our future generations.