Partnering with the Rotary Clubs of Western Nevada County and Redwood Materials, Nevada City Rotary co-hosted a Rotary Day of Service with a drive-through collection to recycle lithium-ion battery products.
Redwood Materials is creating a circular supply chain for lithium-ion batteries.  The company is working side by side with the Rotary Clubs offer convenient locations for community members to recycle their lithium-ion batteries.  The Clubs set up multiple drive through collection lanes at Litton Engineering.  During the day, the clubs collected household items that contain a rechargeable (lithium-ion) battery. This included old cell phones, electric toothbrushes, hair clippers, electric shavers, laptops, power tools, Bluetooth speakers, video game controllers, wireless headphones, and more! The event in April 2022 is planned to be repeated in Spring of 2023.

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 (which can be sustainably broken down to their raw metals nearly infinitely) we significantly decrease society’s reliance on newly mined materials.

If you have old batteries or rechargeable devices, we encourage you to send them for recycling! Redwood accepts phones, laptops, tablets, power tools, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones and any other rechargeable device with a lithium-ion battery. This program brings us one step closer to our goal of reaching a circular supply chain for all end-of-life batteries and solving the environmental impacts of new products before they happen.

Redwood Materials  
Attn: Consumer Program  
2401 Conestoga Dr.  
Carson City, NV 89706

* Recycling through Redwood’s consumer program is intended for residents only. Businesses and organizations must work through our business division ( Items that present a health or safety hazard are not accepted.