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Call2Recycle Canada


Phone: 1-877-273-2925    Email:


Program Description

  • Call2Recycle® is the provincially approved stewardship program for consumer batteries (weighing less than 5 kilograms each) and cell phones in Manitoba. Call2Recycle provides a free, easy and reliable way for Manitobans to comply with provincial regulations that classify batteries as “household hazardous waste” which require recycling.
  • The Call2Recycle program consists of hundreds of collection sites throughout Manitoba. Recycling drop-off sites are located at participating retailers, communities and businesses.
  • Call2Recycle is the only free battery and cell phone collection program in North America. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted 30 million kilograms of batteries from local landfills and established a network of 30,000 recycling drop-off sites at retail, municipal, public agency and business locations. Call2Recycle is operated by the non-profit Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.
  • Have batteries to recycle? Find a drop-off location in your area here.

Why is it Important?

Batteries can leak heavy metals such as nickel, cadmium and lithium into the soil and water supplies putting people at risk of developing health problems.

What’s Included

All consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kg can be recycled through the Call2Recycle program. The most commonly recycled batteries are those used to power cordless tools, mobile and cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, two-way radios, camcorders, gaming devices, remote control toys and other portable electronics. All cell phones and their batteries are accepted in the Call2Recycle Program, regardless of size, make, model or age.


Bag it, seal it, drop it! Simply bring your used batteries and cell phones to a drop-off location, place them in the provided bag and drop them into the recycling container.


Detailed listing of acceptable batteries available here

Retailers, Businesses & Municipalities

Do you want to become a Call2Recycle® collection site?

Have Additional Questions?

For more information about our program please visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact our Customer Service Team by phone at 1-877-273-2925 or by email.

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Specific information on the Call2Recycle Manitoba program can be found here.

Related Documents and Links

  • Call2Recycle Manitoba Page: Click Here
  • How Call2Recycle recycles batteries in Canada (short video). Click Here
  • Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAP) Act: Click Here
  • Household Hazardous Material and Prescribed Material Stewardship Regulation: Click Here
  • Program Guidelines: Click Here
  • Other Manitoba Stewardship Programs: Click Here

Have Questions about Recycling in Manitoba?

Call Green Manitoba in Winnipeg (204) 945-3268 outside Winnipeg toll free: 1-866-460-3118 or by email.