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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 693,395¹ 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 recycled responsibly and not discarded into municipal landfills, regardless of type.

Our focus has always been to find recycling 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?

April 11, 2017
RMC Purchases OBS 600 Optical Sorting Machines for Batteries

Developed for battery recyclers by REFIND Technologies, the advanced identification and sorting system records the brand and chemistry types of the batteries it sorts, providing market data back to the recycler and its stakeholders.

March 9, 2017
Honora Wins OSBRC Great Wolf Lodge Family Day Prize Draw!

On an unseasonably warm March morning, Wiley the Wolf ventured far from his den to pay a special visit to St. Cecilia Catholic School in Toronto to present a sixth grade student named Honora with a family trip to Great Wolf Lodge!

November 25, 2016
RMC President Named Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association

James Ewles, President of Raw Materials Company has been named Canadian Waste Sector Executive of the Year by the Ontario Waste Management Association

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge is for elementary and secondary schools in the province of Ontario. If you want to do something great for the environment and have a chance to win great prizes, you've come to the right place!

To learn more, visit the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge.


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.