Springing into Battery Recycling can be Rewarding

Call2Recycle and partners motivate consumers to clean, renew, recycle and win!

Toronto—March 24, 2016 — Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. (Call2Recycle®), North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, has announced its 2016 Spring Cleaning Campaign, offering consumers across Canada a chance to win prizes for sharing their recycling stories while doing their annual Spring Cleaning.

Every Spring, millions of Canadians declutter rooms, clean out dusty corners, and discard old items for new ones. One common household item that should not be overlooked is used batteries. As Canadians head to retailers for cleaning supplies, tools and ideas for summer projects, Call2Recycle and its partners are reminding them to drop off any used household batteries that weigh less than 5 kg in Call2Recycle boxes at those stores. Consumers who send in their recycling stories and battery recycling photos at www.call2recycle.ca/springcleaning between March 20 and May 20, 2016, are eligible to win eight gift cards of $100 each.

Many retailers such as Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Home Hardware, London Drugs, Rona, Staples, The Home Depot, as well as municipalities and businesses, partner with Call2Recycle to offer free battery and cellphone recycling. Batteries collected through the program are diverted from landfill and reclaimed for use in new batteries, cookware, appliances and hardware. Canadians can easily find their closest drop-off location by visiting call2recycle.ca/locator.

“Our Spring Cleaning campaign is a great opportunity for us to keep battery recycling top of mind by reminding consumers to recycle when cleaning out their homes,” says Joe Zenobio, Executive Director, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “We are proud to partner with retailers, businesses and municipal organizations that share our vision for safer, cleaner communities.”

Through the efforts of Call2Recycle’s partners, more than 5.7-million kilograms of batteries were diverted from landfills in 2015. These organizations are setting a strong example of environmental consciousness, and demonstrate that together we can have a tremendous impact on our surroundings. As more partners join the free Call2Recycle battery recycling program, Canadians will be able to divert more and more batteries from landfill—and our homes won’t be the only thing cleaner each Spring.

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. (Call2Recycle) is a premier product stewardship organization dedicated to minimizing the environmental impacts of products in the marketplace. Operating across Canada and the U.S., its marquee battery recycling program Call2Recycle® is the oldest and largest consumer battery stewardship program. Collecting and recycling batteries for retailers, municipalities, businesses and consumers through its network of 30,000 collection sites, over 45 million kilograms (100 million pounds) of batteries and cellphones have been diverted from the solid waste stream. Learn more at call2recycle.ca.

For more information, please contact:

Sandra Abuwalla
Director, Marketing & Communications
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
sabuwalla@call2recycle.ca
(416) 307-2858

 

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