9th Annual OSBRC Begins Today

October 17, 2022

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, by Raw Materials Company, kicked off its annual Challenge today. The OSBRC will run until May 12, 2023.

The purpose of the OSBRC is to teach students and their families about the proper way to handle and store household batteries at home. The Challenge also gives participants a place to recycle them when they no longer hold a charge.

There are many resources to help teachers teach students about different types of batteries and how to tape the batteries that need it.

Each time a student recycles a battery, Raw Materials Company will make a donation to a prize pool that will payout in the following ways:

OSBRC Pledge Prize | 60% of the Prize Pool

Schools that recycle 1.36 kilograms for every student and staff enrolled will meet the OSBRC Pledge. 1.36 kilograms is what the average Canadian household accumulates in a single year. The Pledge prize is worth 60% of the prize pool.

Environmental Award | 10%

Schools that tell us about all the ways they're making a difference in their community will have a chance to win the Environmental Award. At the end of the Challenge, we'll review all the submissions and select one lucky winner!

SickKids Foundation | 30%

The OSBRC will donate 30% of the prize pool to the SickKids Foundation at the end of the Challenge on behalf of all participants.

In addition, students participating in the Challenge can also win prizes for their individual efforts.

Student Mission Draws

Students can win prizes for doing Student Missions. There are three draws during the year. The first draw is December 9th and it’s for a chance to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards.

The second draw is right before Family Day on February 21st. This is an exclusive draw for Battery Bosses - students that have completed all five battery missions. The lucky winner of this draw will win a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!

The final draw for a chance to win one of five $50 Visa gift cards will take place right before Earth Day – April 21, 2023.

Best of luck this year!

Lead-acid batteries are the oldest rechargeable batteries still in use today. In Canada, over 98% of all Lead-acid batteries are recovered for recycling.

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