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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 1,842,248¹ 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. The RMC 3500 processing technology that we developed for alkaline batteries has been independently verified under CSA Group Guideline - CSA SPE-890-15 to have a recycling efficiency rate of 84%. Our technology is forever evolving as we push ourselves to stay on pace with advances in battery manufacturing.

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

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What's New at RMC?

October 1, 2019
Ontario Municipalities Provide Curbside Collection for Used Household Batteries

On Monday, the City of Guelph kicked off its annual curbside collection for single-use household batteries. The Royal City is one of 69 Ontario municipalities that provides this convenient collection option to help its residents recycle this common waste.

August 7, 2019
Circular Economy Solution to Waste Batteries

Raw Materials Company has been Independently audited under the CSA Group Guideline - CSA SPE-890-15.

June 13, 2019
Springfield Public School Recycles Most Batteries in Provincial Challenge!

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.

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.

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To learn more and access downloads, visit the Promotional Materials page.

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.