The City of Thunder Bay has been named by Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. as a 2021 Leader in Sustainability. The Leader in Sustainability Award is granted each year to organizations that display exceptional commitment to battery recycling.

The City of Thunder Bay collected 11,301 kilograms of household batteries through the Call2Recycle® program during 2021, making it one of the program’s top-performing partners.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized as a leader in sustainability,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “We encourage residents to continue to be leaders by recycling their spent batteries. It is important to keep the batteries from going to the landfill as batteries can release potentially toxic materials.”

Residents are reminded to drop off single-use household batteries throughout the year, free of charge, at the following City facilities:

Household Hazardous Waste Depot, Solid Waste & Recycling Facility 5405 Mapleward Rd

  • Victoriaville Civic Centre, 111 Syndicate Ave S (next to the Cashiers, during regular office hours)
  • Brodie Resource Library, 216 Brodie St
  • County Park Library, 1020 Dawson Rd, County Fair Plaza
  • Mary J. L. Black Library, 901 Edward St S
  • Waverley Resource Library, 285 Red River Rd
  • EcoSuperior, 562 Red River Rd
  • Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre, 700 River St
“EarthCare Thunder Bay’s Sustainability Plan is a critical guiding document that clearly demonstrates Thunder Bay’s leadership in environmental stewardship, said Councillor Andrew Foulds – Chair, EarthCare Advisory Committee. “We must continue to do better in battery recycling and other initiatives in order to protect the future for our children and grandchildren!”

For more information about battery recycling in Thunder Bay, visit our Waste Reduction page.

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Contact: Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services, 625-3851