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​Battery Masters - Joins National Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program
​Battery Masters, a local merchant of every battery type, has joined a national program called Call2RecycleTM that helps consumers conveniently recycle their used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at 1619 N. Walnut Street, Muncie, IN.

​Battery Masters is providing its customers with an easy way to recycle their old cell phones and used small, rechargeable batteries. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), and Lithium Ion (Li-ion), are commonly found in cellular phones, laptop computers, cordless power tools, two-way radios, camcorders, remote control toys, and a variety of other portable electronic products.

​When the battery can no longer hold a charge, it can and should be recycled. In 2005, roughly 200 million cell phones were in use in the United States, and approximately 130 million phones were retired. The average American cell phone user has a total of 3 cell phones and 5 cordless electronic products in their possessions. Consumers can simply drop off their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at Battery Masters and they will be collected for recycling.

​Battery Masters and other retail stores in the U.S. and Canada ate working in cooperation with the rechargeable Battery Recycling Cooperation (RBRC), a nonprofit public service organization that operates the Call2Recycle program. By participating in the program, Battery Masters is helping to conserve the earth's natural resources and to prevent rechargeable batteries and cell phones from entering the solid waste stream.

​"Retail participation is a crucial part of our program because it puts us in touch with consumers, "says Norman England, RBRC President. "Retailers such as Battery Masters are making rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling a reality, and that's great for the environment.

"The rechargeable batteries Battery Masters collects are processed at a recycling facility and useful materials can be reclaimed to make stainless steel products and new rechargeable batteries. Cell phones are recycled or refurbished and resold when possible, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting select charities.