Community Resources

Industry Groups and Non Profits
  • Toxco- One of the largest battery recyclers in the US.
  • Greener Gadgets --program operated by Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), a trade association that promotes growth in the consumer technology industry through technology policy, events, research, and the fostering of business and strategic relationships.
  • Go Recycle -- Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) site with recycling resources pertinent to the Metropolitan Washington DC area
  • Call2Recycle - A product stewardship program that provides battery and cell phone recycling solutions.
  • Earth 911--provides information on helping the environment as well as local resources for recycling many household items including fluorescent bulbs, batteries and electronics 
  • 1-800-Recycling - Offers a location search to find recycling facilities near you based on type of material.
  • Product Stewardship Institute -- a national non-profit membership-based organization that works with state and local government agencies to partner with manufacturers, retailers, environmental groups, federal agencies, and other key stakeholders to reduce the health and environmental impacts of consumer products.
  • Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers--a non-profit organization representing members of the recycling industry
  • Environment, Health and Safety Online--information on recycling fluorescent bulbs and ballasts
  • LampRecycle.org--a resource for any light bulb ("lamp") user seeking details on recycling spent mercury-containing lamps
  • Northeast Waste Management Officials Association--an interstate association of solid waste and hazardous waste programs in the Northeast United States.  The website, aimed at businesses, provides information on the proper management and disposal of fluorescent bulbs
Retailers and Associations with Take-Back Programs
  • Best Buy -- offers free in-store recycling kiosks for TVs, VCRs, DVD players, cell phones, rechargeable batteries, cameras, ink-jet cartridges, CDs, DVDs, PDAs, and smart phones. The website offers a complete list with specifications.  
  • Home Depot -- take-back program for compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation-- a non-profit public service organization that operates the Call2Recycle® program, and its rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program
  • Quill -- Mail back used cartridges for QuillCash
  • Nike's Reuse-A-Shoe program -- Reuse-a-She grinds down worn out athletic shores and turns them into new places to play.
  • Verizon Wireless -- Recycle any devise and get rewarded