Call2Recycle Scores One for the Environment with Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuk, Launching an All Household Battery Collection and Recycling Program in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA (October 17, 2011) – Join Call2Recycle® today to celebrate Waste Reduction Week by kicking-off an all-household battery collection program. Manitobans may now recycle any household battery at more than 300 collection locations across the province. Call2Recycle has collected more than 72,000 kilograms of rechargeable batteries in Manitoba since 1997. The program was recently chosen by Manitoba Conservation and Green Manitoba as the Manitoba collection program for household batteries – including alkaline.

“We are pleased to expand our collection and recycling program in Manitoba to include all household batteries. The broadening of the program will allow us to grow our efforts in diverting batteries and cellphones from landfills,” said Joe Zenobio, Executive Director of Call2Recycle Canada. “Call2Recycle is leveraging its relationships with retailers, municipalities, businesses and public agencies to swiftly and efficiently collect batteries in the places that Manitobans live, work and shop. Consumers may visit to learn the nearest drop-off location in their own communities.”

“We’re excited that Call2Recycle Canada is expanding the services they offer to include recycling all household batteries,” said Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba. “I want to encourage Manitobans to recycle their batteries and cellphones and keep this kind of waste out of our landfills.”

Who: Bobby Hull and Dale Hawerchuk, Hockey Legends and former Winnipeg Jets
         Rod Black, Canadian Sportscaster
         Greg Selinger, Premier of Manitoba
         Joe Zenobio, Executive Director, Call2Recycle
Where: 201 Portage Ave., Corner of Portage and Main, Winnipeg, Manitoba
When: Monday, October 17 at 12:00 noon (autograph signing till 1:30pm)

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