The organization, funded by battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, says Canadians have recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of this year than in all of 2013.
Call2Recycle Canada is the approved battery stewardship program in Quebec, Manitoba and British Columbia
So far this year:
- Quebec has collected over 950,000 kilograms through its network of over 2,000 collection sites.
- British Columbia has collected more than 420,000 kilograms through its network of over 1,600 collection sites.
- Manitoba has collected almost 60,000 kilograms through its network of over 400 collection sites.
Call2Recycle drop-off locations accept both rechargeable and primary batteries. The network offers over 7,000 collection sites across Canada, which includes national retailers Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Future Shop, Home Depot, Home Hardware, Lowe’s, Staples and The Source. The collection network also includes government buildings and municipal depots.
In September, 1800Recycling.com, an interactive recycling website, partnered with Call2Recycle, North America’s largest consumer battery stewardship program.