Recycle Your Batteries, Phones, & Printer Cartridges Here

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Mr. Fix IT is an official drop-off point for Call2Recycle. What does that mean? Well, it means you can drop off your old cell phones, old cell phone batteries, and laptop batteries right here, then we will ship them to a recycling center where they will be cleaned, processed, and used again whenever possible.

This isn’t a program we’re participating in as a means of making a profit; we’re doing it as a service to our customers. We chose to partner with the Call2Recycle program because they not only accepted a wide variety of recyclable batteries and phones, they also make the process of sending the materials to them for actual recycling super easy for us. They make being the middle man a painless experience, and we couldn’t more excited about being a participating location.

“Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.”

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Here are the specifics as to what we can accept for recycling:

Types of Batteries we accept for recycling: Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd); Lithium Ion (Li-Ion); Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb); Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH); and Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN).

While Alkaline/Single Use, Lithium Primary Batteries, and Automotive Wet Cell batteries are recyclable, the Call2Recycle program does not accept those items.  

Other Recyclable Items Not Accepted by the Call2Recycle Program: Cellphone Chargers, Accessories, PC & Laptop Computers, Tablets, MP3 Players, Video Game & Handheld Systems, Modems/Routers, Cordless Telephones, Printers, Audio Equipment, Answering Machines (Apologies to all of you with answering machines leftover from your last yard Sale)

We will also accept ANY cellphone for the purpose of recycling through the Call2Recycle program.

We also participate in a separate program for recycling printer cartridges. So we will gladly accept those too.

If you have Recyclable Electronics we do not accept, Call2Recycle recommends trying 1.800.Recycling.com or Earth911.com for help finding an appropriate location. Whatever you do, don’t just throw this stuff away because the methods of obtaining the materials used to make these items are very damaging to the environment as this story from Discovery Mag explains. Dispose of it at an appropriate recycling center.