Call2Recycle® submitted an industry stewardship plan (ISP) on January 26, 2011 and has submitted a revised plan on April 11, 2011 to Waste Diversion Ontario, proposing to recycle all household batteries throughout Ontario. In order to receive feedback and input from the people of Ontario, the complete Plan and cover letter can be viewed below.

Preparing for Success
If the Call2Recycle plan is accepted, more than 2,100 Ontario retailers, communities and businesses that currently serve as battery collection sites through Call2Recycle will continue to do so. Call2Recycle will expand by enrolling new locations, and conduct outreach programs to inform Ontarians about the recycling opportunity.

Next Steps
In order to continue helping Ontarians divert batteries from landfills through the Call2Recycle collection site network, our new plan will be reviewed by Waste Diversion Ontario Board.

For general questions or comments about the ISP or the Ontario program, please contact [email protected].

January 26, 2011

Ms. Cliodhna McMullin, Chair
Waste Diversion Ontario
4711 Yonge Street, Suite 1102
Toronto, Ontario M2N 6K8

Dear Ms. McMullin,

Per my notification to you yesterday, January 13th, Call2Recycle®, operated by the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation of Canada (“RBRCC”), is formally submitting the attached industry stewardship plan (“ISP”) to Waste Diversion Ontario (“WDO”) as per the requirements of the Waste Diversion Act (“Act”).

This ISP is submitted on behalf of battery manufacturers and product manufacturers that contain batteries which, in aggregate, generate well in excess of 80% of the batteries into the Ontario market. Some of the notable companies supporting this plan include Panasonic, Sony, Duracell, Energizer, Dell, Sanyo and Rayovac.

The revision and resubmission of this ISP is a result of significant public confusion over battery recycling; SO’s unwillingness to pay under the terms of our agreement; and, SO terminating our agreement effective March 31, 2011. This ISP will result in a clear, consistent all battery collection and recycling program – single use and rechargeable — for the Province, leveraging our 14 years’ experience of collecting 100 tonnes of batteries in Ontario.

We seek immediate consideration of this ISP to minimize public confusion and ensure a seamless transition to an all battery collection and recycling program in the Province as of April 1, 2011. As such, we urge you to consider this ISP at your upcoming January Board meeting per the conversations we have had with staff.

Thanks in advance for your consideration.


Carl E. Smith signature

Carl E. Smith
CEO / President

Ontario ISP Public Consultation Presentation (PDF)

Download Call2Recycle’s Ontario Industry Stewardship Plan

Read Call2Recycle’s Ontario ISP Submission Press Release 

On March 10, 2011, Call2Recycle® held a Public Consultation to discuss our submitted industry stewardship plan (ISP) to extend battery recycling in Ontario. The public was invited to attend in person or via webcast.