City Libraries Compete to Collect Most Batteries

Call2RecycleTo mark the upcoming national Waste Reduction Week (October 21-27), Call2Recycle and the Winnipeg Public Library are running a competition to see which branch can collect the most household batteries for recycling.

Used batteries (up to 5 kg each) and cell phones (with or without batteries) will be collected during the week-long event at community libraries.

“It is critical to the success of any recycling program that there are sufficient drop-off locations in the community, and that those locations are well-known,” said Orysia Boytchuk, marketing director of Call2Recycle. “This is why we are happy to collaborate with Winnipeg Public Library to make sure people understand just how easy battery recycling can be.”

Outside of the competition, the library accepts batteries and cell phones for recycling year-round. To find drop-off locations, visit