The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) just wrapped up its fifth season and for the third time, Springfield Public School has found itself a spot on the podium.
Register your school for a chance to win cash prizes!
The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge (OSBRC) is for elementary and secondary schools in the Province of Ontario. The program aims to teach children and their families about the proper ways to handle, store and recycle batteries at home and at school.
The OSBRC offers many free resources for educators and there is no cost for a school to participate.
If you want to do something great for the environment and win cash for your school, you've come to the right place!
Please sign up today!
We have a collection of downloadable resources to help you promote your program and we'll continue to add to it, so please check back often! Is there something you'd like to see? Contact us and let us know what you have in mind.
OSBRC schools have taken a pledge to recycle as many single-use batteries as they consume each year! The goal is to recycle an average of 1.36 kilograms for every student and staff enrolled at each school. 1.36 kilograms is what the average Canadian household accumulates in one year.
We've created five recycling badges to help schools track how close they are to meeting the OSBRC Pledge.
Login to your school admin to find out how many badges your school has earned!
OSBRC 5th Annual Challenge Leaderboards
Point scores are recorded as an "estimate" when submitted through the online portal by a participating school. A score will only be recorded as "actual" when Raw Materials Company collects, sorts and processes full drums. At that point, RMC will adjust a school's point scores based on the actual weight.
All final scores will be based on actual weight. For more information, please see our Official Challenge Rules.
OSBRC Pledge Prize Pool
Estimated PRIZE POOL
27 schools are eligible for
a share of the OSBRC Pledge Prize!
Every school that recycles 100% of their OSBRC Pledge will receive an equal share of the OSBRC Pledge Prize!
Most Batteries Recycled
by a School
Estimated Provincial PRIZE
|1st Springfield Public School||Springfield TVDSB||0||204,614||206,217|
|2nd Bayview Public School||Midland Scdsb||0||181,662||183,235|
|3rd Quintilian School||Kingston IND||0||76,398||77,577|
|4th South Crosby Elementary||Elgin, Ontario UCDSB||0||47,063||47,063|
|5th McGillivray Central||Ailsa Craig, Ont. TVDSB||0||40,723||41,723|
|6th Monsignor Michael O'Leary||Bracebridge smcdsb||0||39,270||40,582|
|7th Bloomsburg Public School||Waterford GEDSB||0||37,245||38,830|
|8th Westfield Elementary||Tillsonburg TVDSB||0||31,610||32,610|
|9th King's Town School||Kingston IND||0||30,671||31,671|
|10th Victoria Cross Public School||Mount Forest UGDSB||0||28,294||29,527|
The school that recycles the most single-use alkaline batteries overall, will win this prize.
Most Batteries Recycled
by Average Student Body
Estimated Provincial PRIZE
|1st Quintilian School||Kingston IND||0||60,549||61,728|
|2nd Springfield Public School||Springfield TVDSB||0||33,287||34,890|
|3rd Bayview Public School||Midland Scdsb||0||15,135||16,708|
|4th King's Town School||Kingston IND||0||11,023||12,023|
|5th McGillivray Central||Ailsa Craig, Ont. TVDSB||0||9,758||10,758|
|6th Muskoka Christian School||Utterson MACS||0||9,296||10,728|
|7th Bloomsburg Public School||Waterford GEDSB||0||5,616||7,201|
|8th South Crosby Elementary||Elgin, Ontario UCDSB||0||6,612||6,612|
|9th Guildwood Junior Public School||Toronto TDSB||0||4,421||5,421|
|10th Westmount Junior School||Etobicoke TDSB||0||3,317||4,912|
The school that recycles the most batteries per student/staff enrolled will win this prize.
Update your collections - ring the bell!
Each time you ring the bell, we'll update your school total based on an average weight collected per 5-gallon pail. School totals will be weighed once collected and scores will be updated to reflect the actual weights.
When will the challenge take place?
The challenge begins October 15th, 2018 (Waste Reduction Week) and runs until April 19th, 2019 (Friday before Earth Day).
Who can participate?
The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge is a competition open to the first 200 elementary and secondary schools in the Province of Ontario that register to participate.
How to Win
Schools that sign up for the challenge will be provided with everything they need to collect and recycle household batteries accumulated at the school and at home.
Your starter kit will include:
- 5-gallon pail marked to hold 23 kilograms
- 45-gallon steel drum for consolidation
- 3 battery recycling posters
- Instruction sheet
Teachers, staff and most importantly the students can bring in their batteries from home to recycle them responsibly. Every time your school recycles a full 5-gallon pail, simply ring the bell to update your score!
An incentive of .31 cents per kilogram from all the alkaline batteries collected from the Challenge will award the top schools in the Province with a share of the provincial prize pool based on the percentages outlined below. 10% of the prize pool will be donated to the SickKids Foundation in Toronto, Ontario on behalf of everyone participating in the OSBRC.
- OSBRC Pledge - 40%
- Most Batteries Recycled - 30%
- Most Batteries Recycled per Student - 20%
- SickKids Foundation - 10%
Same as last year, we will guarantee a minimum prize pool of $2000 to get things going. But remember, there’s no limit to what it can be, so start recycling today!
See the Official Challenge Rules.
Need more information? Contact us!
Do you have a story to share? Is there someone or something at your school that is making a difference? Tell us about it! We'd love to hear your experiences and share your success story so that we can all learn from it!
June 11, 2019
OSBRC Makes Donation to SickKids!
On June 10th, student ambassadors from the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, paid a visit to the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto to make a donation to the SickKids Foundation on behalf of all Challenge participants.
April 19, 2019
OSBRC Wraps up another Fantastic Year!
That’s it! At 5:00 p.m. today, we froze the OSBRC Leaderboards to mark the end of this year’s Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge! What a fantastic season everyone! You did an awesome job for the environment, your communities and the SickKids Foundation!
This is it, there are only a few short weeks left before April 19th, 2019 (Friday before Earth Day) which marks the last day of the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge!
On February 20, 2019, the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge selected Ariela of St. Andrew school in Napean as the winner of the Great Wolf Lodge Family Day Prize Draw!
Every year on Family Day, we offer Battery Bosses an exclusive entry into our Battery Boss Prize Draw for a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls!
November 30, 2018
OSBRC Top Five Campaign Ideas!
Over the years, we’ve seen some great campaign ideas from OSBRC schools. In this article we share some of our favourites! In no particular order, here are our Top 5 Campaign Ideas so far!
It wasn’t even the end of the very first day before Violet of Port Rowan Public School completed her fifth mission to become the first Battery Boss of the Challenge!
October 15, 2018
5th Annual OSBRC Starts Today!
It’s the first day of Waste Reduction Week in Canada, and the start of the 5th Annual Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge!
June 20, 2018
OSBRC Raises Funds for SickKids Foundation!
On June 20th, a small group of student representatives from the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge, travelled to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto to make a donation to SickKids Foundation.
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