Recycling Batteries has never been easier
Call2Recycle is the official battery stewardship program in MB, and we accept used household batteries (weighing less than 5 kg each) at no charge. There are over 450 locations where you can recycle your batteries in MB.
Do you want to become a Call2Recycle® collection site?
- Used batteries are properly and safely recycled at no charge to you
- An easy way to keep potentially hazardous waste from entering landfills and give reclaimed materials a second life
- Collection kits and marketing materials provided at no charge
- Free shipping (Collection Kit or Bulk)
- Choice to collect from the public to increase foot traffic or to collect internally
- Reporting and downstream tracking, including Certificates of Recycling
What is an Industry Steward?
Battery and/or product manufacturers – or what Call2Recycle refers to as their Industry Stewards – have united to ensure that the batteries they are introducing into the marketplace are responsibly recycled when they reach their end of life. Licensees specifically refer to those manufacturers who are financially supporting the Call2Recycle program through the licensing and placement of battery seals on their rechargeable batteries and/or battery-powered products.
What are the Benefits?
- Producer Responsibility: demonstrates your commitment to environmentally-sound recycling of batteries.
- Regulatory Solution: fulfills manufacturers’ recycling requirements in the U.S. and Canada, including compliance with state, provincial and federal regulations, including The Battery Act
- Simplicity: allows manufacturers to manage complexities by supporting one program
What batteries do you recycle?
- Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd)
- Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)
- Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
- Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
- Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
- Single-Use Batteries (like alkalines)
Documents & Downloads:
- Call2Recycle 2014 Manitoba Annual Report (PDF file)
- Call2Recycle 2013 Manitoba Annual Report (PDF file)
- Call2Recycle 2012 Manitoba Annual Report (PDF file)
- Call2Recycle 2011 Manitoba Annual Report (PDF file)
- Call2Recycle’s All-Battery Collection and Recycling Plan (PDF file)
- Product Stewardship Plan for Manitoba Stakeholder Consultation (PPT file)
- Manitoba Proposed Regulations (PDF file)
- Guidelines for prescribed material for Manitoba Proposed Regulations (PDF file)
- Call2Recycle Comments on Proposed Manitoba Battery Recycling Regulations (PDF file)
to find the battery recycling locations nearest you...
Did you know?
Laid end to end, AA batteries thrown away each year can circle the earth 6 times!
Manitoba collected over 80, 000 kg of batteries in 2015 = weight of 8 empty school buses!
The average person uses six wireless products every day.
Since our program began, Manitoba has collected over 93,000 kg of batteries = weight of 930 bison cows!
More than 3 billion batteries or 125,000 tons of batteries get thrown away each year.
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