About the Contest

To help Prince Edward Island students learn more about caring for the environment and proper waste management, Call2Recycle, the provincially approved consumer battery collection and recycling program, is challenging all Island schools to register for the first-ever used household battery recycling contest. 

When:

The contest begins on National Battery Day, February 18th, and will run through Earth day on April 22nd.  

Students in each competing school will have a two-month period to collect as many used consumer household batteries as they can to win one of four school bursaries and a pizza lunch.  

Why:

The contest is designed to:

  1. Raise awareness among young people about the importance of safe and responsible battery recycling for environmental sustainability.
  2. Encourage them to adopt eco-responsible habits in their daily lives. 

So that participating students can learn more about why to recycle their batteries and what happens to used batteries during the recycling process, each participating student will receive a battery recycling information kit including a recycled material bag to use for collecting batteries at home.

How to Enter the Contest?

To enter, schools must register between January 15th, 2020 and February 14th, 2020. The contest runs from February 18th, 2020 to April 22, 2020.

Interested schools, must register for the Call2Recycle battery recycling program via email at sfoster@call2recycle.ca.  Please send an email with the following information: 

  • School Name
  • School complete address (please provide both if separate mailing and location addresses)
  • School contact name Email address and phone number
  • Number of students attending the school
  • Please, only one registration per institution.
  • The number of students indicated on the form must be accurate. Any incorrect information will result in disqualification from the contest.

Contest Rules and Regulations

  • This contest is reserved for schools in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada.
  • The contest registration period begins on January 15, 2020 and ends on February 14, 2020. The contest runs from February 18, 2020 to April 22, 2020. 
  • Boxes must be shipped no later than April 22, 2020.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the total weight in kgs of used batteries collected prorated according to the number of students per school.
  • The grand prize is awarded based on the total weight in kgs, regardless of the number of students in the school. 
  • Awards are issued in the name of the schools. 

Bursary Prize Awards

4 scholarships will be offered to participating institutions for a total of $2, 250 in awards.

Grand Prize

A grand prize for the school that collected the greatest weight (measured in kilograms) in batteries includes$1,000 and a Pizza lunch for the school students.

3 Bursaries

3 bursaries will be awarded to the schools that collected of the greatest weight in batteries (measured in kilograms) per student ratio.

First place: $750

Second place: $500

Third place: $250

Winner Announcements

Winning schools will be contacted during the week of May 25th, 2020. 

The public announcement of the winning schools will be made during the week of May 31st, 2020. The names and photos of the winning schools will be shared via news release and through Call2Recycle social media outreach.

Questions About the Contest

Here we provide answers to anticipated questions. Simply click on the question to see the answer.

  1. When will I receive my battery collection boxes?

Following your registration, two (2) battery collection boxes will be couriered and received within five (5) to ten (10) business days.

  1. What should I do when the battery boxes are full?

So that you can clear boxes as soon as they’re full, we offer a free and easy box pick up with Purolator Courier.  As soon as you have a full box, please contact Purolator at: 1-888-744-7123 to request a pick up. A pre-addressed, postage-paid bill of lading is located on the back of each Call2Recycle box.  Please complete the form and leave the box for the courier.  Once your box is received our auto replenishment system will automatically ship two (2) new boxes to your school. It is important not to accumulate boxes to make one shipment. A maximum of four (4) boxes per Purolator shipment is preferred.

  1. What should I do if I haven’t filled the boxes I received?

You have until April 22, 2020 to return your boxes even if they are not full. If you don’t have any batteries, you can recycle the boxes

  1. What types of batteries are accepted? Is there a maximum weight?

The Call2Recycle program accepts all batteries weighing 5 kg (11 lbs) and less.

  1. What should I do if a battery has leaked?

If a battery has leaked t please place the bag into a sealable clear bag.  I haven’t found the answer to my question, what should I do?

If you have any other questions about the contest and procedure for sending and receiving collection boxes, please contact Stephanie Foster by email sfoster@appelarecycler.ca or by phone at 438-448-4272.