Why are you closing private collection sites in Alberta?
Call2Recycle is restructuring our battery collection program in Alberta to support the long-term sustainability of our organization. We have operated a not-for-profit collection program that has been funded voluntarily in Alberta since 1997. In that time, we have seen exponential growth in collections and the management costs are now unsustainable for a voluntary program. We therefore made the difficult decision to close the majority of our private collection sites, and focus our program on select public-facing collection facilities.
Are you closing your private collection sites across the country?
No. The program challenges we are experiencing are unique to some provinces where battery recycling is not mandated.
Why is this restructuring happening now?
Call2Recycle operates a not-for-profit collection program entirely voluntarily in Alberta. Focusing our program on public-facing collection facilities will support the long-term sustainability of Call2Recycle.
Can my location become a public collection site?
Unfortunately, no. Call2Recycle over 250 public collection sites in Alberta. At this time, our footprint for public sites has been maximized.
Can I pay Call2Recycle to pick up my batteries?
No. Call2Recycle will not be offering a pay service for private collection sites, however there are over 250public Call2Recycle collection sites in Alberta. You can find a public site near you by using our online site locator at www.call2recycle.ca/locator or 1.888.224.9764.
I still have collection boxes, what should I do?
If you have active or unused boxes, Call2Recycle will accept them until you run out. Please ensure your boxes are full when you ship them. Upon shipment, your Call2Recycle collection box will not be replenished.
Are there battery collection services in Alberta that you can recommend?
Yes. We recommend you drop off your used batteries at one of Call2Recycle’s 265 public collection sites in Alberta. You can find a public site near you by using our online site locator at www.call2recycle.ca or 1.888.224.9764.
Call2Recycle encourages you to continue recycling your batteries.
You may also want to reach out to your waste management provider to see if they offer a battery collection service.
How do I find a public Call2Recycle collection site near me?
Call2Recycle operates over 250 public collection sites across Alberta. You can find a public site near you by using our online site locator at www.call2recycle.ca or 1.888.224.9764.Share