Media Alert: The City of Hamilton and Call2Recycle to Announce 3,000 Kilogram Battery Recycling Drive

City of Hamilton 

 Hockey Legend Guy Lafleur, Renowned Sports Broadcaster Rod Black and the Hamilton Bulldogs Will Join the City and Call2Recycle on October 5 for a Press Conference

WHAT:

The City of Hamilton and Call2Recycle®, a free battery and cell phone collection program in North America, are teaming up for a press conference to announce a city-wide battery recycling drive to collect 3,000 kilograms of household batteries by November 7.

Hockey legend Guy Lafleur, renowned sports broadcaster Rod Black and the Hamilton Bulldogs will be in attendance to announce the special reward the city will receive if the goal is met.  Details of the collection drive and reward, involving Lafleur, other noteworthy former NHL stars and the Hamilton Bulldogs, will be released at the press conference.

WHEN:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

Hamilton Fire Station #20

661 Garner Road East

Ancaster, ON L9G 3K9

About City of Hamilton

The City of Hamilton’s vision is to be the best place in Canada to raise a child, promote innovation, engage citizens and provide diverse economic activities.

About Call2Recycle®

Call2Recycle® is a free battery and cell phone collection program across North America. Since 1994, Call2Recycle has diverted more than 27 million kilograms of batteries from local landfills and established a network of 30,000 recycling drop-off locations. Advancing green business practices and environmental sustainability, Call2Recycle is Canada’s most active voice promoting eco-safe reclamation and recycling of rechargeable batteries and cell phones. In 2010, Call2Recycle was selected by Stewardship Ontario to collect all household batteries in the province through the Orange Drop program. Call2Recycle is operated by the non-profit Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC). Learn more at call2recycle.ca or 877.2.RECYCLE.

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