There is now a greener solution for the disposal of household batteries in Eastern Canada through new partnerships with the national non-profit battery stewardship organization Call2Recycle Canada Inc. Last June, the organization formally launched the Household Battery Stewardship Program with the Government of New Brunswick, and in July, it formalized an agreement with P.E. I. to divert even more batteries from landfill.
Partnering with retailers, businesses and municipalities, Call2Recycle will offer battery collection boxes at drop off locations across the provinces, accepting single-use and rechargeable household batteries weighing less than five kilograms each. The cost of the programs will be underwritten by the battery and battery-powered products industries including manufacturers and brand owners, who are members of Call2Recycle Canada.
These agreements reaffirm Call2Recycle’s leadership in product stewardship and commitment to helping Canadians have access to battery drop-off locations from coast to coast. In fact, the stewardship organization is the provincially-sanctioned battery recycling program for Manitoba, Quebec and British Columbia, the preferred battery recycling program for the Canadian federal government and has over 7,000 drop-off sites spanning the country.Share