Circuit City and RBRC Team for Recycling Program

Date: April 24, 2006


Circuit City Stores and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a nonprofit, public service organization dedicated to recycling used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones, announced a new relationship that integrates RBRC's recycling program, Call2Recycle, into Circuit City stores throughout the U.S.

RBRC spokesman Richard Karn, current host of Family Feud, and formerly "Al Borland" on TV's Home Improvement, this week helped celebrate the relationship at the Circuit City headquarters in Richmond, Va., where he spoke about the importance of rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling.

Starting May 1, the groups said that consumers can drop off their used rechargeable batteries and old cell phones in RBRC collection boxes located in all Circuit City stores nationwide. Circuit City will recycle used rechargeable batteries commonly found in cordless electronic products such as: cordless phones, laptop computers, PDAs, digital cameras, and cell phones.

"We are pleased that Circuit City has decided to integrate RBRC's rechargeable battery and cell phone recycling program into its stores," said Ralph Millard, executive vice president, RBRC. "We hope this relationship will help consumers understand the simple and easy ways they, too, can protect the environment, not just on Earth Day, but every day."

Ron Cuthbertson, senior vice president of supply chain and inventory management at Circuit City, said, "At Circuit City, we are committed to offering the latest technology and electronic solutions. Now we can also provide an opportunity for our customers to help protect the environment. RBRC's Call2Recycle program has made it easy for our customers to recycle while shopping in our stores- it is another service we are proud to offer."

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