Canadians are getting the message to recycle their used batteries instead of tossing them in the landfill.
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., Canada’s national consumer battery recycling program, has reached a milestone by collecting and recycling more than 2 million kilograms of batteries nationwide.
Call2Recycle Canada is the approved battery stewardship program in Manitoba, Quebec, and British Columbia, where increased collections have significantly contributed to the program’s increased success.
Canadians have recycled more batteries in the first 10 months of this year than in all of 2013.
Manitoba has collected almost 60,000 kilograms through its network of over 400 collection sites.
Sites include national retailers Best Buy, Canadian Tire, Future Shop, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, Lowe’s, Staples and The Source. The collection network also includes government buildings and municipal depots. A full list of drop-off locations is available at Call2Recycle.ca.