With the holidays on the horizon, chances are you’ll be welcoming an onslaught of new products, gifts and accessories into your home, especially if you have generous friends and family.
For parents, this might mean new toys, many of which are battery-powered. Whether you’re powering up new gadgets or replacing batteries in last year’s presents from Santa, it’s important to remember that old batteries DO NOT belong in the garbage or in your recycling blue box.
Due to their particular chemistry, batteries require special recycling. If not recycled properly, old batteries can become a fire hazard and could potentially cause a fire in your home, community or in a landfill. Furthermore, common types of batteries may contain trace amounts of toxic materials that can have a devastating impact on our environment and wildlife over time.
So, what should you do with old batteries? Glad you asked!
This holiday season, take your old batteries shopping with you and drop them off at one of Call2Recycle’s drop-off locations in Vancouver.
Call2Recycle Canada has many battery drop-off locations conveniently located in major hubs and shopping destinations around the city. Simply bring them with you and drop them off along your way. You can view each of their locations in Vancouver HERE.
Call2Recycle’s battery program ensures that recycled batteries go back into the manufacturing of new products. Call2Recycle is the only Responsible Recycling, R2-certified battery stewardship program in Canada and adheres to the most rigorous standards in the world for the safe collection, recycling and management of batteries.
Old batteries don’t belong in the garbage and it’s our environmental responsibility to recycle them when they reach their end of life. This holiday season, recycle your batteries in a way that will keep you on Santa’s “nice list”.
To learn more visit call2recycle.ca
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