Help Lead the Charge on National Battery Day

Awareness Day to Increase Consumer Battery Recycling

Atlanta/Toronto, February 13, 2018 — Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, encourages Americans and Canadians to Lead the Charge on National Battery Day (February 18th). The annual awareness day asks consumers and organizations to scour their homes and offices – especially junk drawers, closets and garages – for used batteries, which they can bring to a Call2Recycle drop-off location or start their own program.

While battery ...

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Nearly 6.3 million Kilograms (14 Million Pounds) of Used Batteries Recycled in 2017

Consumer Engagement and Growing Environmental Awareness Drive Call2Recycle’s 22-Year Mission of Battery Recycling

Atlanta/Toronto – January 24, 2018 – Call2Recycle®, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, today reported that their partners, stewards and collection sites recycled nearly 6.3 million kilograms (14 million pounds) of batteries throughout Canada and the U.S. in 2017. These results contribute to Call2Recycle’s mission of keeping batteries out of landfills. To date, the program has recycled 65 million kilograms (144 million pounds) of ...

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Consumer Battery Collection & Recycling Leader Releases Innovation to Increase Battery Safety and Reduce Risks

Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. advances its commitment to safety with the introduction of its new flame retardant box liner

TORONTO, Ontario – January 9, 2018 – Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, today announced an innovation to bolster the safety in handling and transporting potentially dangerous batteries in Canada. Its battery collection containers now will include an innovative, flame retardant liner. This new feature is part of the organization’s Charge Up Safety!™ initiative to further ...

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HENDERSON LIBRARY WINS BATTERY RECYCLING WASTE ACE CONTEST

Henderson library collects 100 kilograms of batteries to become Call2Recycle’s ‘2017 Winnipeg Waste Ace’ 

 

Winnipeg, MB – December 20, 2017 – To encourage residents in Winnipeg to keep batteries out of landfills, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. partnered with Winnipeg Public Library to host a contest focused on keeping batteries out of our landfills. From October 16-30, 2017, 18 Winnipeg Public Library branches competed to create the most eye-catching battery display and collect the most weight in spent batteries to earn the ...

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Recharge your home before the end of Daylight Saving Time with five tips from Call2Recycle®

As Canadians prepare to turn back their clocks on November 5th, Call2Recycle encourages replacing and recycling your batteries! 

Toronto, ON – October 30, 2017 – This fall, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery collection and recycling organization, is reminding Canadians to recharge their homes in conjunction with Daylight Saving Time.

Many sources note that Canada was one of the first countries to turn their clocks forward for the first daylight saving time in 1908. As Canada goes into its 109th ...

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Call2Recycle’s Charge Up Safety Campaign Spotlights Battery Recycling Safety

New Effort Aimed at Increasing Consumer and Collection Site Safety Awareness during Used Household Battery Collection

Atlanta/Toronto, July 19, 2017 — Safety-related and fire incidents involving hoverboards, cellphones, headphones and laptops are making the headlines. Many of these incidents are being traced to batteries, further intensifying safety concerns.

To address similar concerns presented by collecting used batteries for recycling, Call2Recycle, Inc., North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship and recycling organization, has launched the Charge Up Safety campaign.

The objective ...

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Earth Rangers and Call2Recycle engage Manitoba students to divert batteries from the province’s waste stream

WINNIPEG, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ – Recycling batteries is an important part of reducing landfill waste. It is estimated that every year more than 650,000kg batteries are sold in Manitoba and if these were all thrown in the trash, it would represent tonnes of steel, plastic, and heavy metals ending up in landfills.

In 2011, Call2Recycle was appointed by the Manitoba Government as the agent for battery stewardship in the province. Since then, Call2Recycle has implemented more than 700 ...

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