Education Centre

Thank you for visiting our Education Centre. Here you'll find information on battery types, the importance of recycling them and frequently asked questions.

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Battery Types

What's Inside A Battery?

How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling

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The Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge is for elementary and secondary schools in the Province of Ontario. There is no cost to participate and there's a chance to win great cash prizes. 

Learn more about the Ontario Schools Battery Recycling Challenge.


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Zinc is one of the world's most commonly used metals. Approximately 30% of the zinc today comes from recycled sources. Raw Materials Company is able to recover zinc from the batteries that you recycle. The zinc we recover is then reused as micronutrients in fertilizer to grow corn for biofuel.

As a result of RMC's recycled materials, farmers are able to increase their yields by over 20 bushels per acre. This is important considering our growing population and the need to make efficient use of our existing farmland.

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