Battery Recycling at PRRD Transfer Stations

Battery Recycling at PRRD Transfer Stations

The Peace River Regional District (PRRD) has partnered with Call2Recycle® to make convenient battery recycling available to the Peace River region. The only no-cost battery and cellphone collection program in North America, Call2Recycle helps communities operate household battery and cellphone collection programs.

The Peace River region is joining thousands of communities across the country in protecting the environment by providing residents with an environmentally responsible way to safely dispose of used batteries,” said Joe Zenobio, Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada. “Participating in a battery recycling program is one important way communities can make themselves healthier, safer and more sustainable.”
Batteries are a long-lasting power source for many electronic devices, including laptop computers, cellphones, cordless phones, cordless power tools, and tablets. Since 1996, over 34 million kilograms of batteries and cellphones have been collected through Call2Recycle.

Various federal and provincial regulations govern the proper disposal of batteries and cellphones, naming Call2Recycle in the official legislation as the collection method for safe battery and cellphone reclamation and recycling. Call2Recycle is the first program of its kind to attain Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification, as well as Basel Action Network (BAN) e-Steward qualification and upholds strict third-party standards for environmental safety and social responsibility.

As of July 1, residents in the Peace Region will be able to take their batteries to their local transfer station for proper disposal.