Canadian Battery Association News
The Canadian Battery Association (CBA) and the New Brunswick Deputy Minister of Environment signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start a Stewardship Program for lead-acid batteries in 2014.
D'Arcy O'Neill of Crown Battery of Canada signed the MoU on behalf of the CBA bringing the total number of Provinces with an approved Stewardship Program to 3 - New Brunswick, Manitoba and BC.
The CBA's long-term goal is a National Stewardship Program from coast-to-coast-to-coast in both Official Languages.
The CBA's 2011 Annual Report on its Stewardship Activities has been posted and our recovery rates for Lead-Acid Batteries in Manitoba and BC exceeded expectations. Recovery rates in both Provinces exceeded 100%.
The website www.recyclemybattery.ca has over 730 Return Collection Facilities from coast to coast. The Return Collection Facilities will take vehicle and truck batteries from the consumer at no cost. The larger industrial lead-acid batteries should be returned to specially designed warehouses.