In June, New Brunswick’s Department of Environment and Local Government and Call2Recycle Canada announced a partnership to launch a new battery stewardship program in New Brunswick. The program enables residents to recycle their single-use and rechargeable household batteries at more than 150 Call2Recycle drop-off locations across the province.
Celebrating the collaboration (left to right) are Jean-Paul Thieblot, Call2recycle Canada; Joe Zenobio, Call2recycle Canada; Brian Kenny, New Brunswick’s Minister of Environment and Local Government; and Pat McCarthy, Recycle NB.
Like New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island (PEI) also chose Call2Recycle to spearhead its battery recycling efforts. The program, which launched in July, encourages retailers, municipalities, provincial ministries and other environmentally committed groups to contribute to the battery recycling efforts and increase consumers’ accessibility to drop-off locations in the province.
From left to right, are Colin McKean, Executive Director, Canadian Battery Association (CBA); the Honourable Robert J. Mitchell, Minister, Communities, Land and Environment, Prince Edward Island and Jean-Paul Thiéblot, Director, Eastern Canada, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. who participated in the program launch celebration.