Consumers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico can now drop off rechargeable batteries and cell phones at any local Ace Hardware store, according to a report in the Greeley (Colorado) Tribune.
All Colorado Ace Hardware stores will begin accepting used compact fluorescent light bulbs and mercury-containing thermostats for recycling.
In addition, as part of the newest recycling program, consumers can now bring used cell phones and nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH), lithium ion (Li-ion) and small sealed lead (Pb) rechargeable batteries weighing less than two pounds to their local Ace dealer to be recycled.
The program is being offered free of charge to consumers.
The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. (RBRC) rechargeable battery recycling program -- known as Call2Recycle -- is supported by more than 350 manufacturers who place RBRC's battery recycling seals on products with rechargeable batteries. Consumers can look for the round "Recycle RBRC" seal on rechargeable batteries and portable electronic products with recyclable batteries.