Call2Recycle Canada Plans Advisory Committee to Identify and Select Key Providers

Per its commitment in its Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) submitted to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) for an Ontario consumer battery program, and upon plan approval by WDO, Call2Recycle Canada is planning to establish an advisory committee to oversee selection of key vendors, starting with its primary battery processors and sorters. Expanding the key service provider network allows for greater program efficiencies, and also affirms Call2Recycle’s obligation to properly manage its stewards’ fees, thus lowering costs that are ultimately borne by the consumer. The development of this advisory committee not only supports Call2Recycle’s commitment to operate a transparent and objective program, but ensures a fair and impartial process.

Call2Recycle has developed the framework for the Committee and upon plan approval, will proceed in establishing the committee. The advisory committee’s first assignment would be to develop and distribute a request for proposal (RFP) to interested primary battery sorters and processors.  The committee also would be responsible for awarding the contract based on a combination of factors, including experience, environmental performance, recycling efficiency, and costs.

Details on both the committee and RFP will be made available at call2recycle.ca/ontario.

Background: Call2Recycle Canada submitted an Industry Stewardship Plan (ISP) to Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO), proposing to extend its collection program to manage all household batteries in Ontario. As part of the plan review process, WDO will host two public consultation webinars to discuss Call2Recycle’s proposed ISP on Thursday, October 24 and Monday, November 4.  A decision on Call2Recycle’s ISP by WDO has been postponed to January 2014.

Call2Recycle® is a product stewardship program providing no-cost battery and cellphone recycling solutions across the U.S. and Canada. Operated by Call2Recycle, Inc., a 501(c)4 nonprofit public service organization, the program is funded by battery and product manufacturers committed to responsible recycling.