Recycling Batteries has never been easier

Call2Recycle is the official battery stewardship program in British Columbia, and we accept used household batteries (weighing less than 5 kg each) at no charge. There are over 1,700 locations where you can recycle your batteries in BC.

Recycle Your Batteries

Drop off your household batteries for recycling at convenient locations across the province. MORE

Become a Collection Partner

Join hundreds of other retailers, municipalities and businesses and begin collecting batteries at your location(s). MORE

Become a Steward

If you manufacture, distribute/sell, or import batteries in BC, you may have steward obligations. MORE

 NEW – BC Battery Stewardship Plan Renewal 

In 2010, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.’s stewardship plan for the collection and recycling of consumer batteries was approved by the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment. As required by the government, Call2Recycle will be submitting its renewal plan for review and approval.  We invite you to participate in the consultation process.  LEARN MORE

British Columbia FAQ

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Who is Call2Recycle®?

We are the premier, no-cost used battery and cellphone collection program with a network of more than 30,000 collection sites offered throughout North America. Since 1996, environmentally committed people like you have helped us divert more than 35 million kg of rechargeable batteries from the solid waste stream. In 2012 alone, we collected more than 4.5 million kg of batteries–a record-breaking year. We bring together consumers, businesses, non-profit groups, retailers, government agencies and the battery and electronics industries to find ways to minimize the environmental impact of batteries and associated products at the end of their useful lives.

 

How are you funded?

Members of Call2Recycle remit a fee per battery to the Call2Recycle® program. These fees ensure that batteries sold into the market are responsibly recycled after they’ve been used. These members support consumers’ commitment to keep batteries out of the solid waste stream and recycle them to create new products.

What is product stewardship?

We are an industry-funded product stewardship program. Product stewardship is a policy of minimizing the environmental impact of products in the marketplace. Product stewardship advocates that organizations look at the whole lifecycle of a product, from development through manufacture and disposal, and ensures that no harm comes to the environment.

Who operates Call2Recycle?

The Call2Recycle® program is operated by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. (formerly the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation – RBRC), a not-for-profit organization. RBRC was founded in the mid-1990s by five concerned battery manufacturers as a voluntary, industry-run initiative to keep the heavy metals from rechargeable batteries out of the solid waste stream.

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