Turn Back Your clocks, Turn in Your Batteries!

It’s almost that time of the year! This Fall, Call2Recycle will again encourage Canadians to take some extra steps to keep their near and dear ones safe, while making a positive impact on the environment. As Canadians turn back their clocks on November 6, we invite our collection partners to help spread the word about the basic safety measures that can be taken to protect households.

Here are a few easy things to do in less than an hour to ensure security:

  1. Testing and changing the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors is crucial to household safety. All too often, this important task doesn’t make it onto ‘to-do’ lists as people stay too wrapped up in their busy, daily routines.
  2. Checking expiry dates for both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors does not take very long, but could be the difference between life and death. It is dangerous to underestimate how important it is to have smoke alarms and detectors that work properly.
  3. Finally, once the batteries from the smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are changed, make sure to properly dispose of the old batteries to keep them out of our landfills. Spent batteries and cellphones, along with other used batteries found in homes, like those from TV remotes, laptops, game consoles and power tools, can be conveniently dropped off at any participating Call2Recycle location that can be found through our newly redesigned website locator.
  4. Collection partners who choose to participate in our daylight saving campaign can download this poster to display on websites and drop-off locations.

Call2Recycle recycles and reuses batteries for many useful products, such as silverware, golf clubs, new batteries and so much more, preserving valuable resources. Check out this video summarizing a battery’s journey through the Call2Recycle program.

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