Released For Publication - February 14, 2023
The County of Wellington has been named by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. as a 2022 Leader in Sustainability.
The Leader in Sustainability Award is granted each year to organizations that display exceptional commitment to battery recycling. The County of Wellington Solid Waste Services Division collected 10,081 kilograms of household batteries through the Call2Recycle® programme during 2022, making it one of the programme’s top-performing partners.
This is the second year in a row Wellington County has received this prestigious award. With this recognition, the County of Wellington joins a celebrated group of major retailers, waste recyclers, municipalities, and businesses, setting a high standard for waste diversion and environmental excellence.
“This award recognizes the residents of Wellington County and their commitment to protect our environment and keep hazardous materials out of our landfill,” s
aid Warden Andy Lennox,
“and also demonstrates the accessibility of this programme with battery drop-offs available at libraries and waste facilities throughout the County.”
“We are proud to have contributed significantly to the astounding count of more than 40 million batteries Call2Recycle has collected and diverted from landfill, since 1997,”
commented Steve O’Neill, Chair of the County’s Solid Waste Services Committee.
“Each year, Canadians recycle more and more of their used batteries with Call2Recycle thanks to the ongoing partnership of organizations like Wellington County. This partnership speaks to a real commitment to sustainability and makes a significant difference,”
said Joe Zenobio, President of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
“The support we get from “Wellington County helps us achieve our mission of maximizing battery diversion from the waste stream, which in turn protects wildlife, the environment and our communities.”
About Call2Recycle Canada
Call2Recycle® is the provincially-approved consumer battery collection and recycling programme for British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec, and Prince Edward Island, and operates as a registered Producer Responsibility Organization (PRO) in Ontario according to the Ontario Batteries Regulation. Call2Recycle accepts household batteries (weighing up to 5 kg) for recycling and eMobility batteries used to power eBikes, eScooters, eHoverboards and eSkateboards.
Since its inception in 1997, Call2Recycle has diverted almost 40 million kilograms of batteries from Canadian landfills and meets or exceeds the most rigorous recycling standards for safe battery recycling and management. Working on behalf of its stakeholders and with a network of more than 9000 participating collection locations across Canada, Call2Recycle Canada continues its pursuit of ensuring responsible battery recycling is accessible for all.
about the County’s battery collection and hazardous waste services is available at our website at www.wellington.ca/hhw
. For more information on Call2Recycle’s battery recycling programme, visit www.call2recycle.ca