In Canada, where Extended Producer Responsibility regulations exist, all manufacturers, retailers, distributors and other suppliers of certain products must participate under an approved product stewardship plan.  Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., has approved stewardship plans in British Columbia (B.C.), Manitoba (Man.), Saskatchewan (Sask.), Quebec (Que.) and Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.) for household/consumer batteries. In Ontario (Ont.), Call2Recycle is a registered  Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO), helping obligated producers fulfill their regulatory responsibilities under the Ontario Battery Regulation. Please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide for more information.

Regulated Provinces

British Columbia
You may be an obligated party in British Columbia if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

You Manufacture
Do you manufacture batteries that are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation and distribute or sell your product in British Columbia under your own brand name? Enroll Today
You Sell / Distribute
Do you sell or distribute your product in British Columbia under your own brand name but are not the manufacturer? Enroll Today
You Import
Are you an importer, retailer, or broker who sells batteries that are obligated under the BC Recycling Regulation directly to an end-user (bricks and mortar, online, and catalogue sales)? Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle BC program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide.  For more information on the regulation, please refer to the British Columbia Recycling Regulation.

Saskatchewan
You may be an obligated party in Saskatchewan if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

You manufacture, Distribute, or License
Are you a resident manufacturer or distributor of batteries that are sold, offered for sale, or otherwise distributed into or in Saskatchewan?

or 

Are you the resident owner or resident licensee of intellectual property rights for batteries that are sold, offered for sale, or distributed into or in Saskatchewan?

If so, Enroll Today

You Import
Are you a vendor of batteries located outside of Saskatchewan soliciting and selling batteries to consumers in Saskatchewan?

or

Do you import batteries into Saskatchewan for resale in Saskatchewan?

or

Do you purchase batteries from outside Saskatchewan for use in business or institutional operations in Saskatchewan? 

If so, Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle Saskatchewan program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide.  For more information on the regulation, please refer to the Saskatchewan Recycling Regulation.

Manitoba
You may be an obligated party in Manitoba if you answer YES if one or more of the following:

You Manufacture
Do you manufacture batteries in the province of Manitoba? Enroll Today
You Sell / Distribute
Do you sell or distribute batteries in the province of Manitoba (whether in a bricks and mortar store, via catalogue or online) or import batteries into the province? Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle Manitoba program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide.  For more information on the regulation, please refer to the Manitoba Household Hazardous Material and Prescribed Material Stewardship Regulation.

Ontario
You may be an obligated party in Ontario if you answer YES to one or more of the following options below. If none apply, then you are not considered an obligated producer.

You are the brand holder and are resident in Canada
If so, your organization is an obligated producer. Enroll today. If not, then click the next option below.
You are the importer into Ontario and are resident in Ontario
If so, your organization is an obligated producer. Enroll Today. If not, then click the next option below.
You are marketing (selling), including online, in Ontario and are resident in Ontario
If so, your organization is an obligated producer. Enroll today. If not, then click the next option below.
Your organization is marketing (selling), including online, in Ontario, but is not a resident in Ontario.
If so, your organization is an obligated producer. Enroll today. If not, then your organization is not obligated.

If you are uncertain about your obligation and/or require additional assistance, please contact Call2Recycle’s Ontario Director, Michael MacDonald at 647-484-2670 or mmacdonald@call2recycle.ca. In addition, we encourage all battery producers to review the Ontario Batteries Regulation to check their obligation in Ontario and to contact the Compliance and Registry Team at the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) for guidance: registry@rpra.ca, (647) 496-0530 or toll free at (833) 600-0530.

Quebec
You may be an obligated party in Quebec if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

Enterprise
Are you an enterprise that acts as first supplier in Quebec? An enterprise can be a manufacturer, an importer, broker, wholesaler, distributor, retailer or any other stakeholder in Quebec that first intervenes in a product’s distribution chain, whether or not you are the importer. Enroll Today
Brand Owner
Are you the brand owner or the “first supplier” of the products in Quebec and you acquire a covered product outside Quebec in order to market it in Quebec? Enroll Today
You Import
Are you an enterprise that import for its own use batteries that are obligated in the province? Enroll Today

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle Quebec program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide.  For more information on the regulation, please refer to the Quebec Regulation Respecting the Recovery and Reclamation of Products by Enterprises.  If you need additional assistance in determining your obligation, please click here.

Prince Edward Island
You may be an obligated party in Prince Edward Island if you answer YES to one or more of the following:

You Manufacture
Do you manufacture batteries that are obligated under the provincial regulation in Prince Edward Island.
You Distribute
Do you distribute obligated batteries in or into the province of PEI?
You Import
Are you the first person to sell imported batteries into PEI?

For further clarification on the products included within the Call2Recycle PEI program, please refer to the Call2Recycle Product Guide. For more information on the regulation, please refer to the PEI Regulation. If you need additional assistance in determining your obligation in PEI, please contact erepper@appelarecycler.ca

Non-Regulated Provinces

With support from battery and battery-powered product manufacturers, while EHFs are not applicable, Call2Recycle does administer its collection and recycling program in all other provinces. Specifically, in New Brunswick, Call2Recycle operates its program pursuant to formal agreements held with each of the respective ministries in those provinces.

I’m obligated, what’s next? To fulfill your obligation in B.C., Sask., Man., Ont., Que. or P.E.I., you will first need to register with Call2Recycle Canada and complete a membership agreement to appoint Call2Recycle as your stewardship organization.  Please click here to review the membership agreement. For all other provinces, if you are a primary battery manufacturer or, are a rechargeable battery manufacturer or battery-powered product manufacturer, please contact licensee@call2recycle.org.

What are my obligations once I sign the membership agreement?  For household batteries in B.C., Sask., Man., Que. and P.E.I., the approved program is that of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.  In Ont., Call2Recycle is a registered Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) who is acting on behalf of obligated battery producers. Upon signing the membership agreement, you will be responsible for reporting your sales and remitting fees to Call2Recycle. 

What if I’m obligated but decide not to use Call2Recycle? Per provincial regulations, obligated parties must either become members of an approved program, like Call2Recycle, to handle their obligations or operate their own  individual program to recover and reclaim the products referred to in the Regulation.

What is a contributor by proxy? Contributors by proxy, also called “voluntary contributors”, are entities or parties that choose to join Call2Recycle and report sales and remit EHFs to the program on behalf of the obligated party. Additional materials and information can be found in the Resources & Support Centre.