Toxco-Canada to Process Batteries for Call2Recycle

The British Columbia facility will process lithium and lithium ion batteries.

March 19, 2012
Recycling Today Staff

The consumer battery recycling program Call2Recycle, with Canadian headquarters in Toronto, has signed a new agreement that will result in Toxco-Canada processing the lithium and lithium ion batteries Cal2Recycle collects for recycling in Canada. The new contract builds on the partnership that Toxco-Canada already has with Call2Recycle.

"We are excited to deepen our relationship with Toxco-Canada as part of our commitment to a greener environment and sound practices with regards to battery recycling," says Joe Zenobio, executive director of Call2Recycle Canada. "We are also very pleased to continue supporting local business and the local economy by expanding this thriving partnership. Our new agreement with Toxco-Canada advances our goals for environmental stewardship and supporting our local communities."

According to Call2Recycle, Toxco's facility in Trail, British Columbia, is the only facility in the world that offers both primary and secondary lithium battery recycling. Call2Recycle says its processing agreement ensures that Toxco-Canada will use its hydrometallurgical technology to produce lithium and cobalt raw materials.

"We are pleased to work with the Call2Recycle program and are committed to environmental excellence in the recycling of batteries in North America," says Kathy Bruce, vice president of Toxco-Canada.

In the past year, Call2Recycle has collected more than 800,000 kilograms (1.8 million pounds) of batteries in Canada. The ongoing and highly productive partnership between Call2Recycle and Toxco-Canada positions both companies for continued service growth and environmental success.