The Flin Flon Recycling Center continues to collect dry cell batteries which are sent to Call 2 Recycle Canada for recycling. Call 2 Recycle reports Canadians recycled more than 2.7 million kilograms of batteries last year which is an increase of three percent over 2017 and a record for the organization. Manitobans recycled 105 thousand kilograms which is an annual increase of 15 percent. Flin Flon Recycling Center Administrator Deb Odegaard says battery recycling here continue to go well. She reports we were at 655 kilograms for 2018 which is actually a 60 percent increase from 2017 so it’s really great to see those numbers growing.
Call 2 Recycle says they ensure that these items which contain valuable resources are responsibly recycled to create new batteries and other products keeping potentially hazardous materials from entering the waste stream.