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Submit a video or write a short essay for your chance to win awesome prizes. And don't forget to recycle your rechargeables! Photo: Amanda Wills, Earth911.com

This week, Earth911.com is teaming up with Call2Recycle to support its MyCall2Recycle campaign. Simply put, these ambitious recyclers want to collect 1 million pounds of rechargeable batteries for recycling by Oct. 1.

The best part? You can win stuff (cool stuff!) by entering one or both of their contests. It’s simple, easy, and involves something we know you already love: recycling.

Top winners will receive a Flip Video Slide HD Camcorder, Powermat Portable Wireless Charging System, Nintendo DSi or a DeWalt Lithium Ion Screwdriver/Impact Driver Combo Kit, and there are lots of free totes available as well.

One: Submit a short video finishing the phrase “My call to recycle is…” and wait for the prizes to roll in – hopefully! The first 100 entries will receive a free tote from Call2Recycle. Make sure you read the video submission guidelines before you create your video.

Two: You can also win one of these sweet prizes by nominating your green hero. If you don’t have a camcorder on hand, this is a fantastic alternative and a wonderful way to recognize someone who inspires you to be more green.

In the meantime, you can also round up all the old rechargeables around your house and take them in to help Call2Recycle cover the last few thousand pounds they need to reach their 1 million pound goal.

The Call2Recycle crew is making stops around the country this week to encourage rechargeable battery recycling – details below. However, if you’re not in Chicago, San Diego or Vancouver for these events, don’t worry. With 30,000 collection sites in the Call2Recycle network throughout North America, including many locations at national retailers like Lowe’s, RadioShack and Staples, it’s easy to recycle your rechargeables.

Stop by and visit the Call2Recycle crew:

Chicago: September 23
Noon – 6 p.m.
990 West Algonquin Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

San Diego: September 24
Poway High School
15500 Espola Road
Poway, CA 92064

Toronto: September 25
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CN Tower
301 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2T6

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  1. Hello Jennifer,

    Great article! I want to help them reach their goal with the batteries campaign. And putting it simply, I have in my possession many different types here that are in need of recycling. This campaign couldn’t have come at a better time. And the fact that I’m sure everyone uses batteries for something at some time down the road, they should really have no trouble collecting enough batteries to reach their goal. This is just a great planet saving effort.

    Thank you for letting me know about this project for recycling batteries.

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