Recycle with us to help build a clean energy future

Problem

Consumer devices contribute to the world’s fastest growing waste stream.

Americans spend trillions of dollars on electronics and discard hundreds of millions of devices each year. Very few of these products are recycled responsibly.

Solution

If recycled, your lithium-ion batteries and rechargeable devices can decrease global reliance on mining and lower the cost and environmental impact of our products.

5%

Low recycling rate

Less than 5% of lithium-ion containing devices are recycled.

3 years

Ownership cycle

Consumers keep their devices on average for 3 years.

150 million

Amount of waste

Americans throw out over 150 million phones every year. 

Solution

The largest lithium and cobalt mines in the western hemisphere can be found in our country’s junk drawers. If we recover materials from old products, we significantly decrease society’s reliance on newly mined materials.

Join Redwood’s Consumer Recycling Program

Direct ship

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Local events

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Join Redwood’s Consumer Recycling Program

Direct ship

Ship directly to us

Collection bins

Find a bin in your area

Local events

Join us for a community event

Recycle with us

Get in touch to recycle your batteries and devices, help host a local event, or learn more about Redwood.

Recycle with us

FAQ

Frequently asked questions & guidelines

1. How do I package and ship batteries?

Lithium-ion batteries and consumer devices can be sent 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.

2. How do I tape and bag a battery safely?

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.

3. Is my data safe? How does Redwood destroy it?

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.

4. How much of the battery is actually recyclable?

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.

5. Will Redwood pay for batteries?

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: business@redwoodmaterials.com

6. How often can I send in devices or batteries?

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. 

7. I want to get more involved in proactively recycling batteries and getting my community educated. Who should I contact?

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 recycle@redwoodmaterials.com for local community efforts. We’d love to support and build relationships in communities nationwide.