Cell Phones & Rechargeable Batteries
We are now collecting rechargeable batteries and cell phones through the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Cooperation (RBRC). This purpose of this program is to keep rechargeable batteries and cell phones from being disposed of at landfills. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) are commonly found in cell phones, cordless phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, cordless power tools, etc.
When the battery can no longer hold a charge, it should be recycled. Recovered materials such as cadmium are used to make new batteries and nickel and iron are used to make new stainless steel products.
There are many resources available to help you either recycle your old cell phone or reuse it through donation programs set up nationwide. Prior to disposing of your cell phone please make sure services have been deactivated and remove all data.