GFL and Call2Recycle partnership will double battery sorting capacity in British Columbia
Call2Recycle Canada and GFL Environmental Services Inc. have agreed to expand the sorting capacity of end-of-life batteries in Western Canada. This agreement will bring GFL's experience and waste management centre in Delta, B.C., to support Call2Recycle's existing battery collection and recycling network, bolstering British Columbia's circular economy sector and reducing the carbon footprint of the recycling supply chain in Western Canada.
Call2Recycle and its network of partners have safely collected, transported, and recycled nearly 8 million kilograms of used batteries in British Columbia since 2010. This new partnership will effectively double the used battery sorting capacity and significantly enhance the battery recycling eco-system, offering new opportunities to increase battery collection volume throughout the entire Western Canada region.
"We are excited to expand our relationship with GFL Environmental Services and leverage their considerable expertise and presence in British Columbia. We share a common vision of offering efficient and sustainable battery disposal solutions to all Canadians," says Joe Zenobio, president of Call2Recycle Canada. "Access to the Delta waste management centre means that we will be able to better fulfill our mission of safely collecting and recycling as many batteries as possible, supporting B.C.'s local economy and environmental commitment."
This agreement comes as part of Call2Recycle's commitment to expand its battery collection and recycling network across Canada through its continued open-supplier strategy.
Call2Recycle has a 25-year history with almost 40 million kgs of batteries collected and recycled, including over 850,000 kgs in British Columbia in 2021.