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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 1,272,612¹ 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?

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.

June 14, 2018
Kingston School Defends OSBRC Title!

For the second time in as many years, students and teachers at Quintilian School in Kingston were crowned champions of the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge.

May 15, 2018
Lockview Park Community Garden Kicks Off Second Season with Planting Party!

On Sunday May 27 beginning at 3:00 p.m. friends of the Lockview Park Community Garden will gather at the garden located between Lakeshore Catholic High School and Chestnut Park for a season opening planting party.

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.