“Queen City” Residents Give Call2Recycle a Royal Welcome

Residents of Nelson, British Columbia, came out on October 13th, to take part in Call2Recycle’s Nelson battery round-up event. The southern B.C. town, nestled in the Selkirk Mountains on Kootenay Lake, is home to 10,000 residents. With numerous organic farms and home gardens and a thriving artisan community, Nelson has earned a reputation as a cultural centre. Locally made fine crafts as well as locally grown produce and alternative ...

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Haida Gwaii Residents Answer the Call to Recycle

On September 15th, Call2Recycle® joined Encorp Pacific and other stewards for a drop-off recycling event in Haida Gwaii, British Columbia. The joint stewards drop-off event offered a rare recycling opportunity for this remote set of islands in northern British Columbia. With a population of approximately 3,800, Haida Gwaii (meaning Islands of the People) currently has no recycling depot. The battery drive event attracted many community members, who brought a range ...

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Recycle Batteries!

What you should know:

  • Over 1,200 collection sites (retail, business and municipal) participate in the Call2Recycle program
  • Sites collect all household batteries and cellphones for recycling
  • cellphones and batteries must weigh less than 5 kg each
  • Recycling is free

Have batteries to recycle? Find a drop-off location in your area by visiting our online locator or call our toll-free helpline 877.273.2925

Do you want to become a Call2Recycle® collection site?

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Major Recycling Expansion Across British Columbia

The fifth and final phase of the British Columbia recycling regulation under authority of the Environmental Management Act enacted in 2004 was rolled out on July 1st. Industry-managed recycling programs for consumer products are now expanded to include electrical items such as power tools, sewing machines, lawn mowers, grass trimmers, flashlights, and table lamps. Developed to shift responsibility for environmental stewardship onto the producers rather than have the provincial government and tax payers pay for these types of programs, the ...

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University of British Columbia Green Research Workshop

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has an extensive battery recycling program managed by the Environmental Services Facility of Risk Management Services. Every year they host the Green Research Workshop to educate University students, professors and researchers about recycling and proper waste disposal as part of a concerted effort towards creating awareness and “greening” the campus’ labs.

This year Call2Recycle’s western Canadian account manager Kristen Romilly participated in ...

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Call2Recycle Names Canadian Supplier for Lithium Battery Recycling

New agreement with Toxco of British Columbia to deepen green footprint

TORONTO, ON (March 12, 2012) – Call2Recycle®, North America’s leader in consumer battery recycling, is proud to announce that it has signed a new agreement engaging Toxco-Canada to process Lithium and Lithium Ion batteries for recycling. This new contract builds on the partnership that Toxco-Canada already has with Call2Recycle as a service provider of sorting batteries and cellular phones.

“We are excited to deepen our relationship with Toxco-Canada as part ...

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