HOW DOES CALL2RECYCLE COLLECT BATTERIES IN ONTARIO?
Call2Recycle® partners with retailers, public agencies, municipal depots, private business and government buildings, which make Call2Recycle collection boxes available for the public or for private collections. These collection locations may be open to the public or may be private locations collecting internally.
Large-volume collection sites, such as private corporations, have the flexibility to utilize Call2Recycle signature collection boxes or make use of our bulk collection program instead.
IMPORTANT: To ensure only regulated program material is safely recycled, Call2Recycle requires all Ontario program consumer battery collection partners to adhere to the policies and procedures listed here.
WILL THE NEW BATTERIES REGULATION AFFECT BATTERY COLLECTORS?
If you operate a retail collection site or a public agency collection site, (libraries, schools, hospitals) there will be no changes to your current collection program. Please note the following stipulation for municipal waste depots and commercial collectors:
“If a battery collection site is not part of a retail location and accepts more than 15 kilograms of batteries from a person on a single day, the operator of the site shall record the person’s name, contact information, any unique identifier assigned by the Registrar and the weight of batteries accepted.”
Please see Part III, Section 11.5 of the Regulation for the details.
WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF BEING A CALL2RECYCLE COLLECTION PARTNER IN ONTARIO?
Call2Recycle’s simple collection and recycling program is easy to implement and requires very little staff time to manage.
We provide a range of resources to support and enhance your collections and Call2Recycle’s customer service is available for immediate response to inquiries.
To find out more about becoming a Call2Recycle collection site partner, visit the Become a Collection Partner page on this website.
RETAIL BATTERY COLLECTION PARTNERS IN ONTARIO
Call2Recycle commissions and shares research on the benefits of offering customers an in-store battery collection service for recycling. Our research shows the presence of an in-store recycling program keeps customers coming back. Click here to become a collection partner in Ontario.
MUNICIPAL COLLECTION PARTNERS IN ONTARIO
Call2Recycle currently partners with 70 municipalities across Ontario offering more than 1400 collection sites for used battery drop-offs.
Under the new Ontario Batteries Regulation, Call2Recycle will:
- Partner with municipalities and depots, regardless of size or location, incorporating seamlessly into existing collection programs.
- Ensure a seamless program transition for municipal collectors with no disruption to existing consumer battery collection and recycling services. Call2Recycle will work with your existing service providers as preferred.
- Offer flexible and customized collection solutions for Call2Recycle municipal collection partners.
- Offer fair compensation and customer service for immediate response to inquiries for all municipal collection partners.
For more detailed information about the Call2Recycle program for Ontario municipalities, click here.
REGISTER WITH CALL2RECYCLE
To register with Call2Recycle as a municipal collection partner for household batteries, please select one of the following options:
ONTARIO MUNICIPAL RESOURCES
INDUSTRIAL AND BULK COLLECTION PARTNERS IN ONTARIO
For collection sites with large volumes, Call2Recycle’s bulk shipping option simplifies the process through its step-by-step, online bulk shipping wizard. Our team will work with you to determine whether our bulk shipping program option best meets your needs.
To find out more about becoming a Call2Recycle bulk collection partner, visit the Become a Collection Partner page on this website.
PUBLIC AGENCIES IN ONTARIO
With Call2Recycle’s easy-to-manage battery collection program, schools, colleges, universities, libraries and other public agencies can demonstrate environmental commitment to their communities and increase community engagement.
Call2Recycle’s battery collection program is easy to set up, no cost to operate, and boxes are auto-replenished as needed. Our seal-and-ship program requires very little staff time or effort and our responsive customer service ensures that your questions are answered and needs are met.
Call2Recycle is committed to supporting education and community outreach about battery recycling and provides education resources for interested parties, helping you engage with your community through collection events, public awareness campaigns and best practice support. Click here to set up a collection program.
As part of our best-in-class commitment to the safe management and transportation of used batteries, Call2Recycle provides collection partners with collection site safety training and an information portal.
HOW DOES THE NEW LEGISLATION AFFECT ME?
Under the new Regulation, residents of Ontario will not only be able to recycle their single-use batteries, as they do now, but will also be able to drop off rechargeable batteries for recycling as well.
WHERE DO I GO TO RECYCLE MY BATTERIES?
Whether through your city collections, at your local retailer or even in your workplace, Call2Recycle has a consumer battery drop-off location near you that makes it easy and convenient for you to safely recycle your used household batteries (weighing less than 5 kg).
When you recycle your household batteries with Call2recycle, you can be confident that we prioritize safe battery collection, reducing potential fire hazards and maximizing efficient practices so that your batteries are repurposed and redirected from the waste stream.
HOW DO I RECYCLE MY BATTERIES WITH CALL2RECYCLE?
With Call2Recycle battery recycling is easy! Simply gather up your used batteries in your home, office or garage, drop each battery into a clear sandwich-style bag (bags are also available at Call2Recycle collection boxes) and bring your batteries to any Call2Recycle drop-off location.
You can find more details here.
You can find your nearest Call2Recycle drop-off location by using our locator tool.