Call2Recycle has reached an operational agreement with Wistron GreenTech to increase sorting capacity for its no-cost battery recycling program.

Wistron GreenTech, a subsidiary of Taiwanese information and communication technology product maker Wistron Corp., operates an electronic recycling facility in McKinney, Texas. Wistron’s central Texas location will help the Atlanta-based Call2Recycle reduce costs and environmental impacts while maximizing operational efficiencies and positioning the organization for future growth, according to a news release.

Call2Recycle expects the 209,000-sq.-ft. processing center to facilitate the recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones collected from the western United States, about 20 percent of what Call2Recycle gathers in the entire nation.

It is the second sorting facility used by Call2 Recycle in the United States; the first is located outside of Pittsburgh.

In 2012 Call2Recycle diverted 10 million pounds of used batteries from the waste stream.