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

 BC Battery Stewardship Plan Renewal

In 2018, the Call2Recycle Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Plan for dry-cell, single-use and rechargeable batteries sold as a stand-alone product or for replacement purposes only was approved by the British Columbia Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Pursuant to section 6 of the Regulation and based on the plan’s original approval date, Call2Recycle’s next plan review must be completed by March 1, 2020. 

In preparation for plan submission, we invite you to participate in the consultation process by reviewing the renewal plan and/or participating in one of two webinars Call2Recycle will be hosting on January 16, 2020 and January 22, 2020

To register for the webinars, please select and click one of the dates below (to be taken to the attendee registration login page).

Please submit comments regarding the plan to bcplan@call2recycle.ca no later than February 18, 2020.

Please click here for a copy of the consultation presentation.

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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