Each year, more and more people enjoy the convenience of rechargeable batteries. Just count the number of everyday devices you use that are powered by rechargeable batteries, from cell phones and tablets to cordless tools, cameras and toys.
The responsible recycling of the batteries that power these products and others can divert millions of pounds of potentially harmful metals from landfills and help preserve valuable natural resources.
Feb. 18 is National Battery Day, and a great time to raise awareness around just how easy it is to recycle batteries at the end of their useful life.
Lowe’s began working with Call2Recycle in 2004 to collect rechargeable batteries, and offers a recycling center near store entrances to increase the collection of rechargeable batteries and also offer customers a free and easy way to properly dispose of cell phones, CFLs and plastic shopping bags.
Each year, Lowe’s has increased the volume of rechargeable batteries it collects with the help of customers at more than 1,700 stores and distribution centers. Fifteen years after joining Call2Recycle in this cause, Lowe’s reached a new milestone: the company has collected and recycled more than 6 million pounds of rechargeable batteries since 2004. In 2018 alone, Lowe’s recycled nearly 728,000 pounds of rechargeable batteries from 1,726 sites.
You can help celebrate National Battery Day, and responsibly recycle your rechargeable batteries any time, by dropping them off at a Lowe’s recycling center at any store in the continental U.S. To find the nearest store, visit www.lowes.com/store.
You can also recycle used rechargeable batteries at any one of Call2Recycle’s more than 25,000 drop-off sites in North America. Call2Recycle estimates that 86 percent of North Americans live within 10 miles (15 kilometers) of a drop-off location.
Encourage your friends and family to recycle their used batteries by posting a photo on your social media accounts with these National Battery Day campaign hashtags: #ChargeUp2019 #Leadthecharge #NationalBatteryDay #NationalBatteryDay2019