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Posted on: October 26, 2009

[ARCHIVED] The City of Cedar Falls ANSWERS THE CALL TO RECYCLE!

The City of Cedar Falls has joined a national program called Call2Recycle™ that helps Cedar Falls residents conveniently recycle their cell phones and portable rechargeable batteries.

The City of Cedar Falls is providing residents with an easy way to recycle their old cell phones and used rechargeable batteries. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb) are commonly found in cellular and cordless phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools, two-way radios, camcorders, digital cameras, and a variety of other portable electronic products. When the battery can no longer hold a charge, it can and should be recycled.

The average American cell phone user has a total of 3 or more cell phones and 6 cordless electronic products in their possession. Consumers can simply drop off their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at The City of Cedar Falls Recycling Center, at 15th and State Street, and it will be collected for recycling.

The City of Cedar Falls and other communities nationwide are working in cooperation with the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Cooperation (RBRC), a nonprofit public service organization that operates the Call2Recycle program. By participating in the RBRC program, the City of Cedar Falls is helping to conserve the earth’s natural resources and to prevent cell phones and rechargeable batteries from entering the country’s landfills.

“Community participation is a crucial part of our program because it puts us in touch with the public,” says Carl Smith, RBRC President. “Communities such as the City of Cedar Falls are helping to make rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling a reality, and that’s great for the environment.”

The Call2Recycle program has various recycling plans that collect used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones from retailers, businesses, communities, and public agencies.

To learn more about the Call2Recycleprogram or to find a participating drop off location in your area, visit the website at www.call2recycle.org or call toll free 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

*Portable rechargeable batteries weighing less than 2 lbs/1 Kg.

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