Call2Recycle Canada encourages consumers to replace and recycle used batteries when ‘Springing Forward'
Sunday March 11, Call2Recycle Canada, the country's leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling program, reminds consumers to change, replace and recycle used batteries for Daylight Saving Time. This includes checking battery-operated items like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, along with other frequently used household or workplace items.
Even though the official start of Spring is a few weeks away, the extra hour of daylight helps kick off Spring Cleaning, an ideal time for consumers to declutter their living spaces while doing something good for the environment. Making an impact is easy:
1. Spring into action by moving your clocks forward, making sure to also check items that need batteries changed frequently like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
2. Test and replace batteries in these items to keep family and friends safe.
3. Recycle the batteries from these items along with other used batteries around the home or workplace. Use the Call2Recycle locator to find a convenient drop-off location.
"Daylight Saving Time is a chance to safeguard households and businesses while spotlighting the ease and positive impact of battery recycling," said Joe Zenobio, president of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. "Canadians can make a difference on March 11th and year-round by responsibly checking batteries and recycling those that have reached their end-of-life."
Through the engagement of stewards, collection sites and consumers, Call2Recycle diverted and recycled 2.6 million kilograms of batteries across Canada in 2017.