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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 172,766¹ kilograms of batteries in Ontario so far this year.

Please remember to take your used batteries to your nearest drop-off location and help to increase this great number.

¹ The above count includes dry cell primary and rechargeable batteries. This is an approximate figure and is re-calibrated monthly.


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Raw Materials Company was established in 1985 on a belief and vision that all consumer batteries need to be managed responsibly and not discarded into municipal landfills, regardless of type.

Our focus has always been to find solutions that are not only economical, but also solutions that are considered socially and environmentally sustainable. Our technology is forever evolving as we push ourselves to stay on pace with advances in battery manufacturing.

RMC was one of the first environmental companies to receive the ISO 14001 accreditation. RMC has been ISO 14001 registered since 2000.

Learn more about our company.


What's New at RMC?

December 8, 2015
RMC Receives Top Score for Product Innovation from Recycling Council of Ontario

Raw Materials Company (RMC) received a Top Score for Product Innovation at the Recycling Council of Ontario’s Awards Luncheon at the Allstream Centre in Toronto, Ontario.

November 2, 2015
Record 544,000 Households in 56 Ontario Municipalities to Have Access to Curbside Battery Collection

Twice a year, Raw Materials Company of Port Colborne teams up with Stewardship Ontario to provide municipalities across the Province with curbside battery collection. This year a record 544,000 homes in 56 Ontario municipalities have been offered this important environmental service.

October 9, 2015
Local Retailers Help Communities Divert Batteries From Landfill

Sarah Lacharity of Raw Materials Company stopped by Boggio Pharmacy in Port Colborne, a small community of 18,000, to congratulate them for recycling more than 2000-kilograms of household batteries.

A stewardship program requires manufacturers of certain consumer products to take financial and environmental responsibility for the end of life management of those products once they reach their end of useful life.

End of life management refers to the collection and recycling of the materials from consumers and commercial generators.

To learn more, visit our Stewardship Programs page.

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