Berkeley Electric Cooperative is teaming up with Redwood Materials to offer convenient access to lithium-ion battery and rechargeable device recycling in the Lowcountry. Battery recycling bins are available in each of the co-op's district offices.
Redwood accepts cell phones, laptops, tablets, cordless power tools, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones, old vacuum batteries and any other rechargeable device with a lithium-ion battery. One goal of recycling old consumer devices is to reduce the need to mine virgin materials and build cleaner electric vehicles and energy products for years to come.
Nevada-based Redwood Materials announced last year the company intends to build a battery materials campus on 600 acres in Camp Hall. The company’s $3.5 billion investment will create 1,500 jobs to recycle, refine and manufacture anode and cathode components.