Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 519,522¹ 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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Who is Raw Materials Company?
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?
Sarah Lacharity of Raw Materials Company, along with her friend Wiley the Wolf stopped in at Montgomery Village PS in Orangeville to present a grade 5 student named Jillian with a family stay at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls.
The Lockview Park Community garden wrapped up its first growing season bringing in a bounty of 853 kilograms of fresh, healthy produce to the Port Cares Food Bank.
November 3, 2017
Curbside Battery Recycling Returns to Ontario Municipalities
Recycling rates for single-use batteries have climbed steadily since Stewardship Ontario introduced the Battery Incentive Program in 2011. Last year the Province recycled 49% of the batteries available, tipping the scale at 3,226 metric tonnes.
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.