When your bike and battery reach their end of life, Pedego Canada is here to help you safely dispose of your product.
Pedego Canada is part of Canada’s Call2Recycle® electric bike battery collection and recycling program to facilitate the safe collection, handling, transportation, and recycling of our batteries. In British Columbia, the program is now extended to include the entire bike as of March 2022.
Environmental sustainability is as important to us as it is to you.
Your electric bike depends on battery power but we also depend on our planet so we strive to do what we can to reduce the impact of our product on the environment. The Call2Recycling program was introduced in Canada on January 1, 2021. Pedego Canada was an early adopter. After all, you are opting for greener transportation when you choose an electric bike.
It’s Easy! How to Recycle My Electric Battery and/or Bike?
- Visit call2recycle.ca or contact the drop-off site locator at 1.877.2.RECYCLE (1.877.273.2925) to learn more or to find a drop-off site near you. (Sites equipped to receive eMobility batteries can be found using our Locator tool and selecting “Accepts eMobility” under the search filter.)
- What can you bring? Lithium batteries used to power e-mobility devices as well as single-use and rechargeable dry-cell batteries are accepted.
- Return used batteries! Look for designated boxes in store. Or, feel free to ask an employee for assistance.
- There is no charge to drop off your batteries for recycling. Battery recycling is funded through environmental handling fees paid by program members/producers like Pedego!
- In British Columbia, you can arrange for the recycling of your entire bike by requesting an eTransport Direct Pick-Up or dropping off your bike at a designated collection facility.
Call2Recycle is a not-for-profit, stewardship organization committed to the recycling of consumer products across Canada. Working on behalf of its stakeholders, the Call2Recycle program has established a best-in-class collection and recycling program that ensures batteries are responsibly and safely recycled.
Businesses in P.E.I., Que., Ont., Man., Sask., and B.C. are obligated by provincial waste regulations to arrange for the recycling of the batteries used to power their products once they reach their end of life. In most instances, owners or importers in jurisdictions that are not regulated are also assuming this responsibility.
What are the Benefits of Recycling Old Batteries?
• Keeps harmful materials out of landfills – lithium-based batteries can spark a fire.
• Keeps batteries out of trash or recycling bins where they can spark and possibly cause a fire
• Supports the circular economy, as recycled batteries can be used to make new products
What happens to recycled products?
Metals and chemicals from batteries end up in the landfill where their toxins can enter our waste streams and harm our environment. Instead, when you recycle batteries, processors extract chemicals and metals to be used in manufacturing new products such as steel, stainless steel and new batteries.
Is your battery damaged, defective or recalled?
Damaged, defective, or recalled lithium metal or lithium-ion batteries should never be placed in a regular Call2Recycle drop-off box. They must be placed into a specially protected DDR container. If these batteries are shipped without proper protection, they are more likely to cause safety incidents, such as sparks, which can lead to a fire. Learn more…