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.

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.

150M

Amount of waste

Americans throw out over 150 million phones every year. 

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.

Collection

Recycle devices and batteries at one of our collection locations

Alabama

  • Huntsville, AL


California

  • Berkeley, CA

  • Burlingame, CA

  • Carlsbad, CA

  • Concord, CA

  • Elk Grove, CA

  • Fremont, CA

  • Huntington Beach, CA

  • Imperial Beach, CA

  • Livermore, CA

  • Marin, CA

  • Oakland, CA

  • Palo Alto, CA

  • Rocklin, CA

  • Sacramento, CA

  • San Diego, CA

  • San Francisco, CA

  • San Rafael, CA

  • Santa Barbara, CA

  • Temecula, CA

 

Colorado

  • Boulder, CO

  • Broomfield, CO

  • Denver, CO

Florida

  • Fort Myers, FL

  • Gainesville, FL

  • Jacksonville, FL

  • Naples, FL

  • Sanford, FL

  • St. Petersburg, FL

    Idaho

  • Twin Falls, ID


Massachusetts

  • Hyannis, MA


Minnesota

  • Golden Valley, MN

  • Maplewood, MN

  • Minneapolis, MN

  • Richfield, MN

  • St. Paul, MN


Nebraska

  • Omaha, NE  

    Nevada

  • Henderson, NV

  • Reno, NV


    New Hampshire

  • Nashua, NH

  • New Jersey

  • Maplewood, NJ

  • Edison, NJ

  • Roselle, NJ

  • Toms River, NJ

New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM

  • New York

  • Brooklyn, NY

  • Rochester, NY


    North Carolina

  • Asheville, NC

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Greensboro, NC

  • Greenville, NC

  • Wilmington, NC

  • Winston-Salem, NC


    Oregon

  • Beaverton, OR

 

Pennsylvania

  • Greensburg, PA

 

South Carolina

  • Awendaw, SC 

    Goose Creek, SC

    Greenville, SC

    Johns Island, SC

    Moncks Corner, SC

 

Texas

  • Amarillo, TX

Utah

  • Salt Lake City, UT

Virginia

  • Charlottesville, VA

  • Manassas, VA

  • Richmond, VA

  • Sterling, VA

  • Virginia Beach, VA

    Vermont

  • Rutland, VT

Washington

  • Bellevue, WA

  • Lynnwood, WA

  • Seattle, WA

 

Wisconsin

  • Brookfield, WI

  • Eau Claire, WI

  • La Crosse, WI

  • Madison, WI

Events

Join us for a community event

Oakdale, MD Interact Club

January 22–27

Middletown, MD Spring Community Clean Up Day

March 9

Hudson, WI Daybreak Rotary Club

April 13

Denton, TX Pilot Knob Rotary Club with Guyer High School

April 13

Seattle, WA Rotary Collection Event

April 20

Nevada City, NV Earth Day Festival

April 21

Marion, NC Rotary Collection Event

April 27

Poolesville, MD Electric Vehicle Show and Collection Event

September 21

Middletown, MD Fall Community Clean Up Day

October 19

Direct mail

Ship your batteries directly to us. Redwood Consumer Program 1201 Battery Blvd ATTN: 575 Receiving McCarran, NV 89434

  • 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.

Advocate Toolkit

Introducing Redwood’s Advocate Toolkit – a comprehensive resource spanning the basics of battery and device recycling, to the individual and community efforts shaping our clean energy future. Together, we can make consumer battery recycling safe, effortless, and free.

Contact us

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

Contact us

FAQ

Frequently asked questions & guidelines

1. How do I package and ship batteries?

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.

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.