In Canada, where Extended Producer Responsibility regulations exists, all manufacturers, retailers, distributors and other suppliers of certain products must participate under an approved product stewardship plan.  Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., has approved stewardship plans in British Columbia (BC), Manitoba (MB), and Quebec (QC) for household/consumer batteries.  Please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide for more information.

Regulated Provinces

British ColumbiaYou may be an obligated party in British Columbia if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

You Manufacture
Do you manufacture batteries that are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation and distribute or sell your product in British Columbia under your own brand name?Enroll Today
You Sell / Distribute
Do you sell or distribute your product in British Columbia under your own brand name but are not the manufacturer?Enroll Today
You Import
Are you an importer, retailer, or broker who sells batteries that are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation directly to an end-user (bricks and mortar, online, and catalogue sales)?Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle BC program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide For more information on the regulation, please refer to the British Columbia Recycling Regulation

ManitobaYou may be an obligated party in Manitoba if you answer YES if one or more of the following:

You Manufacture
Do you manufacture batteries in the province of Manitoba?Enroll Today
You Sell / Distribute
Do you sell or distribute batteries in the province of Manitoba (whether in a bricks and mortar store, via catalogue or online) or import batteries into the province?Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle Manitoba program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide For more information on the regulation, please refer to the Manitoba Household Hazardous Material and Prescribed Material Stewardship Regulation.

QuebecYou may be an obligated party in Quebec if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

Enterprise
Are you an enterprise that acts as first supplier in Quebec; an enterprise can be a manufacturer, an importer, broker, wholesaler, distributor, retailer or any other stakeholder in Quebec that first intervenes in a product’s distribution chain, whether or not you are the importer?Enroll Today
Brand Owner
Are you the brand owner or the “first supplier” of the products in Quebec and you acquire a covered product outside Quebec in order to market it in Quebec?Enroll Today
You Import
Are you an enterprise that import for its own use batteries that are obligated in the province?Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle Quebec program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide For more information on the regulation, please refer to the Quebec Regulation Respecting the Recovery and Reclamation of Products by EnterprisesIf you need additional assistance in determining your obligation, please click here.

Non-Regulated Provinces

With support from battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, while EHFs are not applicable, Call2Recycle does administer its collection and recycling program in all other provinces.  Specifically in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Call2Recycle operates its program pursuant to formal agreements held with each of the respective ministries in those provinces.

I’m obligated, what’s next?To fulfill your obligation in BC, MB or QC, you will first need to register with Call2Recycle Canada and complete a membership agreement.  Please click here to review the membership agreement.For all other provinces, if you are a primary battery manufacturer or, are a rechargeable battery manufacturer or battery-powered product manufacturer, please contact Director Stewardship Programs, Todd Ellis.

What are my obligations once I sign the membership agreement?Obligated parties that decide not to operate an individual program to recover and reclaim the products referred to in the Regulation must become members of an approved program. For household batteries in BC, MB, and QC, the approved program is that of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.

What is a contributor by proxy? Contributors by proxy, also called “voluntary contributors”, are entities or parties that choose to join Call2Recycle and report sales and remit EHFs to the program on behalf of the obligated party.Additional materials and information can be found in the Resources & Support Centre.