Ontario Industry Stewardship Plan: WDO to develop battery recycling standard


On April 9, 2014, Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) announced that it has retained Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) to manage the development of a single-use battery recycling standard in Ontario.

The communication can be found on WDO’s website.

We do not have any further information than what has been posted on their website; however, once we do, we will provide clarification on what this means for Call2Recycle’s pending Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) for single-use batteries in Ontario and battery recycling in general.  For more information on Call2Recycle’s ISP, please visit the WDO blog page for the latest news.

For more information on the latest blog post (WDO Board decision on Call2Recycle ISP – March 18 Update) from WDO, please visit the WDO blog page

Call2Recycle® Canada formally presented its Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) to the Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) Board January 29th seeking approval for the management of single-use consumer batteries in Ontario. The WDO Board has postponed its decision regarding Call2Recycle’s ISP until further notice.

While we are disappointed with WDO’s deferred decision, Call2Recycle will continue its pursuit to become the official battery stewardship program in Ontario. We remain confident that the expertise and experience we bring to single-use battery recycling would positively impact Ontario, the businesses and residents it serves, as well as the environment. An executive summary of the benefits Call2Recycle offers to Ontario is available here, with further details available in our full ISP document.

We appreciate the continued support from all of our environmentally-committed stakeholders, including industry stewards, NGOs, and existing collection partners. Although the WDO Board has not provided any further details in regards to a new decision date, we will keep you apprised just as soon as information becomes available.

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