Recycle Batteries

October 1, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corporation ANSWERS THE CALL TO RECYCLE!
Joins National Rechargeable Battery Recycling Program

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corp. has joined a national program called Call2Recycle that helps consumers conveniently recycle their used portable rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at their 138 West Street location, in the town of Louisa.

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corp. is providing its customers with an easy way to recycle their old cell phones and used small, dry cell, portable, rechargeable batteries. Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), and Small Sealed Lead* (Pb) are commonly found in cellular and cordless phones, cordless power tools, two-way radios, camcorders, laptop computers, digital cameras, and a variety of other portable electronic products.

When the battery can no longer hold a charge, it can and should be recycled. The average American has a total of 3 or more cell phones in their possession, and uses an average of six cordless products in their daily lives.

Consumers can simply drop off their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones at the store, and it will be collected for recycling.

J.S. Purcell Lumber Corp. and other retail stores in the U.S. and Canada are 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, J.S. Purcell Lumber Corp. 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 J.S. Purcell Lumber Corp. are making rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling a reality, and that’s great for the environment.”

The rechargeable batteries and cell phones J.S. Purcell Lumber collected 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. Phones that cannot be refurbished are recycled in an environmentally-sound manner. All rechargeable batteries from the collected cell phones are consolidated and sent to the reclamation facility for recycling.

For more information, consumers can visit the RBRC website or call toll-free 1-877-2-RECYCLE.

*Portable rechargeable batteries weighing less than 2 lbs/1 Kg.

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138 West Street
PO Box 426
Louisa, VA 23093
540-967-0026
540-967-2614 (Fax)
sales@jspurcell.com

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