eBike + eScooter Battery Recycling
Starting January 1st, 2021
At the end of their useful life, and at the time of damage or identified defect, rechargeable lithium batteries used to power eBikes and eScooters need to be collected and recycled in accordance with both good practice and provincial & federal regulatory requirements for safe handling, shipping, and processing. To meet these requirements, Call2Recycle is expanding its service and recycling offerings to help obligated entities satisfy their obligations and ensure these batteries are responsible managed at their end of life.
With an estimated 40k new eBikes and eScooters sold into market in 2019, the safe end-of-life management, is essential to ensure their lithium-based batteries do not end up in landfills where they could cause a thermal event and take up valuable space for non-recyclable items.
If you manufacture, distribute, sell, ride share or rent battery-powered eBikes and/or eScooters, per provincial regulations, you may be obligated to participate in a stewardship program in British Columbia (BC), Saskatchewan (SK), Manitoba (MB), Ontario (ON), Prince Edward Island (PEI), Quebec (QC).