Curbside Battery Recycling Program

Picture of a zip lock bag being setout with a recycling box during a special curbside battery collection. This program is only offered by some municipalities during certain times of year. Batteries should never be place insdide blue boxes loose, or setout with recycling outside of these special events.

Battery waste is generated in small quantities by everyone. The average person produces between 1 and 3 pounds of used batteries each year.

Unfortunately, many batteries are still set out with the regular trash because of limited awareness or access to convenient recycling programs.

The good news is, over 95% of people surveyed said that they would recycle their batteries if it were more convenient.

Curbside Battery Recycling is the Solution!

The Curbside Battery Recycling program "Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead!" is designed to piggy back on any municipal curbside program.

Find out which municipalities are providing an upcoming curbside collection.

Simple Program

  1. A battery recycling bag is sent to participating residents via the mail or delivered by the collection company.
  2. Following the directions on the bag, it's filled with used batteries and sealed using the zip tab.
  3. On a dedicated recycling day the bag is set out for proper recycling.

A picture should three steps to setting out batteries for recycling.

Picture of a brochure that outlines the Ontario curbside battery recycling program.Support

Let's team up! Our helpful staff can work with you and your team on all stages of this innovative program. From promotion to consolidation, we're here to support you and your program!

  • Support with promotions
  • Logistical support (collection pails and consolidation drums)
  • Reporting

Download our Municipal Curbside Brochure.

Guinness World Record

In November of 2012, the Regional Municipality of Durham Ontario broke the Guinness World Record for the Most batteries collected in 24 hours! They collected 11, 221 lbs in 24 hours and a total of 58,778 lbs in 5 days of collection!

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Curbside Battery Collection Schedule

How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling

Raw Materials Company uses a mechanical process that separates all of the components of a primary battery so they can be properly recycled. The recovered materials are used to make new products saving our earth's finite resources and the energy needed to mine them from ore.

Find out more about our technology and how together we are turning waste into a valuable resource.