Battery Recycle Center
Battery Clinic Inc is pleased to participate with and be a Registered RBRC Recycling Center. We believe we all should make the best effort we can to keep our planet clean and safe for us all. Just bring in your old and used batteries, packs and old cellphones and we will see that they are disposed of properly and the materials that can be recycled and used again in new products are made useful.
Batteries from Cell Phones, Portable Tools, Medical Equipment, Portable Phones, Lawn and Garden Equipment, Two-Way Radios, Car Lock Clickers, etc.
Call for Free Information 800-786-1511. Acceptable types are listed below.
- Lead-Acids (Pb) (***Except Metal Cased Batteries, i.e Forklift***)
- Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cad, NiCd, Ni-Cd) (***Except Wet/Flooded Type***)
- Nickel Metal Hydrides (Nimh)
- Lithium & Lithium Ion (Li, Li-Ion)
- ***We Do Not accept Wet Ni-cads, Metal Cased batteries, Alkaline or Carbon Zinc batteries .
- For more information about alkaline battery recycling, please contact the alkaline industry or your local community solid waste department.
Who is RBRC? The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a non-profit, public service organization created by the rechargeable power industry and dedicated to the recycling of rechargeable batteries. In pursuit of its mission, RBRC also collects old cell phones. The RBRC public education campaign and rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program - Call2Recycle - is the result of the industry's determination to conserve natural resources and prevent rechargeable batteries and cell phones from entering the solid waste stream.
How are the rechargeable batteries and cell phones recycled? All the rechargeable batteries and cell phones collected through the Call2Recycle program are sent to the INMETCO recycling facility in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania for processing. The materials are separated by type. A thermal recovery process reclaims the reusable metals (nickel, iron, cadmium, lead, and cobalt) from the batteries and prepares them for use in new products such as new batteries and stainless steel. The process has been determined by the U.S. EPA to be BDAT (Best Demonstrated Available Technology) for reclaiming cadmium. Cell phones are refurbished and resold when possible through ReCellar.
All of the rechargeable batteries from the collected cell phones are recycled at INMETCO. A portion of the proceeds received from the resale of phones benefit select charities, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States; and Kids Help Phone in Canada. None of the reclaimed materials from the recycling process of rechargeable batteries and cell phones are sent to landfills (domestic or abroad).
Why is it important to recycle rechargeable batteries and cell phones? Consumers use an average of six wireless products in their day-to-day lives, and the average cell phone is replaced (or upgraded) every 18 to 24 months. That's a lot of rechargeable batteries and cell phones, so we want to make sure that they are properly disposed of and don't end up in our landfills. Remember - when it's time to retire your old cell phones or replace your rechargeable batteries, Recycle Them! You'll help preserve natural resources and keep discarded products out of landfills. Thank you for Recycling!