Call2Recycle’s Canadian battery-sorting partner Newalta is in the process of re-locating its national sorting operation from Fort Erie to Hamilton, Ontario. This year, Canadians have already recycled more than one million kilograms of batteries, a 26 per cent increase in collections compared to 2013. The new facility provides more space for sorting operations, as well as the opportunity to upgrade equipment and processes to improve efficiency.
“We applaud the efforts of all Canadians who are accepting their responsibility to ensure batteries are kept out of landfills,” said Joe Zenobio, executive director, Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. “Partnering with environmentally responsible entities such as Newalta is an important part of our recycling program.”
While battery operations continue in Fort Erie in the interim, Newalta expects to transition to the new location by late 2014.
“Newalta has been proud to partner with Call2Recycle for the past several years,” said Michael Jovanovic, General Manager of Ontario Facilities for Newalta. “We are making this significant investment not only to enhance our battery-sorting capabilities in the near-term by adding new, state-of-the-art equipment, but to allow us to grow as Call2Recycle expands its reach in Canada.”Share