Hockey great partners with RBRC to recycle batteries

From April 21 – 25, 2003, the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries, is presenting its 5th annual Battery Check Week with hockey superstar, Guy Lafleur. On behalf of the RBRC, Mr. Lafleur will encourage Canadians to recycle their rechargeable batteries.

Rechargeable batteries power a growing list of cordless electronic products, including cellular and cordless phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, portable DVD and CD players, two-way radios, remote control toys, and cordless power tools.

Battery Check Week is a national call-to-action to encourage consumers to check the rechargeable batteries that power their cordless products, and if they can no longer hold a charge, to recycle them. The program coincides with Earth Day (April 22).

RBRC works with national retailers, businesses and community recycling sites to set up convenient drop-off facilities for used rechargeable batteries. Participating retailers include: Bell Mobility, Canadian Tire, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, London Drugs, RadioShack Canada, SaskTel, Sears, Sony and Telus Mobility.

To find out about Mr. Lafleur’s itinerary or nearby drop-off locations, visit or call 1-800-8-BATTERY