Call2Recycle Scores One for the Environment with Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuk, Launching an All Household Battery Collection and Recycling Program in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA (October 17, 2011) – Join Call2Recycle® today to celebrate Waste Reduction Week by kicking-off an all-household battery collection program. Manitobans may now recycle any household battery at more than 300 collection locations across the province. Call2Recycle has collected more than 72,000 kilograms of rechargeable batteries in Manitoba since 1997. The program was recently chosen by Manitoba Conservation and Green Manitoba as the Manitoba collection program for household batteries – including alkaline.

“We are pleased to expand our collection and recycling program in Manitoba to include all household batteries. The broadening of the program will allow us to grow our efforts in diverting batteries and cell phones from landfills,” said Joe Zenobio, Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada. “Call2Recycle is leveraging its relationships with retailers, municipalities, businesses and public agencies to swiftly and efficiently collect batteries in the places that Manitobans live, work and shop. Consumers may visit to learn the nearest drop-off location in their own communities.”

“We’re excited that Call2Recycle Canada is expanding the services they offer to include recycling all household batteries,” said Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba. “I want to encourage Manitobans to recycle their batteries and cell phones and keep this kind of waste out of our landfills.”

Who: Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuk, Hockey Legends and former Winnipeg Jets

         Rod Black, Canadian Sportscaster

         Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba

         Joe Zenobio, Executive Director, Call2Recycle

Where: 201 Portage Ave., Corner of Portage and Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba

When: Monday, October 17 at 12:00 noon (autograph signing till 1:30pm)

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