Americans spend trillions of dollars on electronics and discard hundreds of millions of devices each year. Very few of these products are recycled responsibly.
Low recycling rate
Less than 5% of lithium-ion containing devices are recycled.
Consumers keep their devices on average for 3 years.
Amount of waste
Americans throw out over 150 million phones every year.
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Redwood accepts any rechargeable devices with a lithium-ion battery.
Devices may be dropped off or shipped following Department of Transportation Guidelines.
* Recycling through Redwood’s consumer program is intended for individuals only. Items that present a health or safety hazard are not accepted.
Lithium-ion batteries and consumer devices can be shipped following Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines to: Attn: Consumer Program 2401 Conestoga Drive, Carson City, NV 89706.
Devices with a battery inside (ex: phone, laptop or tablet): send in standard packing (any strong cardboard box works) with inner packing materials to prevent movement within the box. Please make sure your package does not exceed 66lbs.
Loose lithium-ion batteries: ship following DOT guidelines. Each battery should be placed in its own clear plastic bag (produce or sandwich bag) or tape the terminals with packing, electrical or duct tape. Items can be shipped by ground transportation only and package cannot exceed 66lbs. Items that present a health or safety hazard are not accepted.
Place individual cells or batteries into an anti-static plastic baggie and seal closed. If taping, apply a layer of tape around the circumference of the battery or cell.
Before shipping or dropping off a personal device, you should always wipe the hard drive to remove all your personal data. Once received and unboxed at Redwood, devices stored securely until they are processed, ensuring any remaining personal information is completely destroyed.
Redwood’s technology can recover, on average, more than 95% of materials like nickel, cobalt, copper, aluminum, lithium and graphite in a lithium-ion battery. These materials can then go directly back into the supply chain to make batteries for new electric vehicles and energy storage products.
At this stage, Redwood does not compensate for consumer devices or batteries through our consumer program. For business partnership inquiries, please contact our Business Development team: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no limit. You can send as many devices or batteries to us as you like. Please read the packaging requirements for safe shipping.
We’re building partnerships and launching initiatives across the country with non-profits, universities, and retail locations to educate communities about the importance of battery recycling and to offer convenient pathways for consumers to drop-off their batteries.
Please fill out the form above or reach out to email@example.com for local community efforts. We’d love to support and build relationships in communities nationwide.