Starting on Jan. 1, 2021, batteries will change into an element of Saskatchewan’s recent recycling program.

Non-profit environmental stewardship organization Call2Recycle Canada Inc. will operate this system to supply the choice to get rid of their household batteries in an environmentally responsible manner.

“Under the brand new regulation, Call2Recycle’s program will connect residents with many easily accessible and convenient battery drop-off locations across the province,” Call2Recycle president Joe Zenobio said in a press release on Wednesday.

“We encourage all residents to soundly drop off their batteries at their nearest collection location to assist create a more sustainable environment for generations to come back.”

Call2Recycle has established drop-off locations across the province including 73 SARCAN collection depots.

Saskatchewan government officials said, starting in the brand new 12 months, an environmental handling fee shall be paid to Call2Recycle for the gathering, transportation and recycling of the batteries at the purpose of purchase.

This system accepts used single-use and rechargeable consumer batteries weighing lower than five kilograms and excludes lead acid batteries, read the press release.


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