Media Alert: The City of Hamilton and Call2Recycle to Announce Results of 3,000 Kilogram Battery Recycling Drive at Dec. 3 Hamilton Bulldogs Game

Hockey Legend Guy Lafleur Will Join the City of Hamilton and Call2Recycle for Dec. 3 Game to Make Announcement

WHAT:

Prior to the Hamilton Bulldogs game this Friday, Dec. 3, Pat Parker, City of Hamilton’s Director of Support Services, Operations and Waste Management Division, will join Call2Recycle®, a free battery and cell phone collection program in North America, to announce the results of the city-wide “Easy as 1-2-3” 3,000 kilogram battery recycling drive that ended on Nov. 7.

Hockey Legend Guy Lafleur will also attend the press conference to announce whether the city reached its goal and earned the special reward: a community event, hosted by Lafleur and members of the Oldtimers’ Hockey Legends Team, followed by Lafleur’s presence at the Oldtimers’ Legends hockey game at Copps Coliseum on March 6. Additionally, the Fire Hall that collected the most batteries during the recycling drive will be recognized during the press conference.

Between Oct. 5 and Nov. 7, the start of daylight savings time, Hamiltonians were encouraged to change the batteries in their smoke detectors and bring their old batteries to any of the city’s 27 Fire Halls and Emergency Service Stations for recycling.

WHEN:

Friday Dec. 3, 2010

5:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Copps Coliseum – Enter via MEDIA ENTRANCE (beside ticket booth)

101 York Boulevard

Hamilton, ON L8R 3L4

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. 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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