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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 2,144,783¹ 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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Call2Recycle®, Canada’s first and largest consumer battery collection and recycling program, and Raw Materials Company (RMC), an industry leading battery-recycling company, are working together to enhance the collection and recycling of used consumer batteries across Ontario. Both companies are working together, combining their strengths in the areas of safety, efficiency, coverage and state-of-the-art recycling practices to support the re-use and recycling tenets of the circular economy.

This collaboration will help establish an efficient producer responsibility program that will see an increase in consumer drop-off locations resulting in augmented collections and recycling of consumer batteries across Ontario.

What's New at RMC?

October 15, 2021
Ontario Charged up for Curbside Battery Collection This Fall

A million homes across Ontario will take part in a curbside collection to recycle used household batteries this fall. The program was created to make battery recycling convenient, and to divert harmful chemicals and reusable materials from Ontario landfills.

September 20, 2021
2020-2021 OSBRC Prize Earners Announced!

The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge awarded prizes to 13 schools and 11 students after a year-long challenge to recycle batteries. A little more than 990,000 batteries were recycled.

October 19, 2020
Ontario’s Fall Curbside Battery Collection Returns

The Region of Peel kicked off its curbside collection for used household batteries on Monday. Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon are three of 40 Ontario communities taking part in the fall collection to divert household batteries from landfills across the Province.

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.

The most successful collection sites all have one thing in common... they all make a point of promoting themselves.

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.