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The RBRC Solution

  • In order to assist suppliers and contractors with these requirements, the rechargeable power industry created the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation and the Charge Up to Recycle! program. RBRC is a non-profit public service organization based in Atlanta, Georgia that operates a public education campaign and battery recycling program in the U.S. and Canada called Charge Up to Recycle! The program was created in 1996 and is now funded by more than 300 manufacturers and marketers of portable rechargeable batteries and products. The RBRC program is an easy and inexpensive solution for contractors looking to meet state and Federal requirements regarding rechargeable batteries.
  • RBRC welcomes large and small companies to establish themselves as participants in the Charge Up to Recycle! program. Companies can arrange with RBRC to have Federally-approved battery collection boxes at their place of business no matter how many batteries they turnover each year. In addition to on-site collection, there are more than 30,000 retail locations in North America, such as Ace Hardware, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, Sears, Orchard Supply, Target, and Wal-Mart that accept rechargeable batteries for recycling. Many communities also offer programs to collect rechargeable batteries for recycling under the RBRC program.
  • In January 2001, the Charge Up to Recycle! Program is expanding its current Ni-Cd only program to include the recycling of rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH); Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead batteries (Pb). If it`s rechargeable, it`s recyclable!