Longo’s is partnering with Call2Recycle to offer customers battery recycling at its 37 stores in the Greater Toronto Area.
The deal makes Longo’s the first Ontario grocery chain to offer the service across all its locations.
Longo’s launched its partnership with the battery collection and recycling program on September 12, joining Call2Recycle’s network of more than 2,600 collection sites in the province.
Collected batteries will be sent for processing, where materials like metal alloys are retrieved and used to produce new products like silverware, bikes and golf clubs.
“At Longo’s we are committed to minimizing our overall impact on the environment and do everything we can to ensure we fuel happier and healthier lives,” said Deb Craven, president, Longo’s, in a statement. “Our partnership with Call2Recycle reinforces our commitment to environmental stewardship, one of our three sustainability pillars. The battery recycling program provides a significant opportunity for ourselves and our guests to divert waste and lessen our impact on the environment.”