The Saskatchewan government has unveiled a new recycling program for consumer household batteries in 2021.
Non-profit Call2Recycle Canada will operate the program with several collection sites, including all SARCAN depots.
Sarcan’s 73 collection depots will accept single-use and rechargeable consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kilograms each, excluding lead acid batteries.
As part of the new program, an environmental handling fee will be implemented at point of sale January 1st.
For example, the fee will be 2 cents for triple A batteries and 4 cents for double A size batteries.