Share battery recycling stories, photos for contest

Call2Recycle Canada invites residents to share their stories

Call2Recycle Canada, North America’s first and largest consumer battery stewardship organization, challenges local consumers to share their recycling stories while tackling their spring cleaning for a chance to win prizes.

As Canadians head to retailers for cleaning supplies, tools and ideas for summer projects, Call2Recycle and its partners remind them to drop off any used household batteries weighing less than 5 kg in Call2Recycle boxes at partner stores, including Oak Bay Pharmasave and Oak Bay Home Hardware.

Consumers who send recycling stories and battery recycling photos to call2recycle.ca/springcleaning through May 20 are eligible to win one of eight gift cards of $100 each.

Batteries collected through the program are diverted from landfills and reclaimed for use in new batteries, cookware, appliances and hardware. Locate additional drop-off locations at call2recycle.ca/locator.

Through the efforts of Call2Recycle’s partners, more than 5.7 million kilograms of batteries were diverted from landfills in 2015.