Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Recycling Programs
We have a variety of recycling programs for all types of Industrial, Commercial & Institutional clients, big or small.
Our staff will speak with you about the volume and types of waste generated on site and we'll provide you with a tailored program that suits your needs.
We offer transportation on a recurring schedule or customers can call as needed.
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All Battery Types
Raw Materials Company (RMC) is permitted to collect, transport, and receive all battery types including:
- Sealed Cell Alkaline Batteries
- Lead Acid Batteries
- Zinc Air Batteries
- Carbon-Zinc Batteries
- Air Depolarized Zinc (Carbonaire) Batteries - Non-Toxic
- Air Depolarized Zinc (Carbonaire) Batteries - Toxic (Containing Mercury)
- Nickel Cadmium Batteries (Vented & Sealed Cell)
- Nickel Iron Batteries
- Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
- Lithium Batteries
- Lithium Ion Batteries
- Silver Oxide Batteries
- Mercury Batteries
- Magnesium Batteries
Primary & Rechargeable Batteries - Ontario
RMC is a registered battery hauler and processor with the Resource Productivity & Recovery Authority (RPRA) under Ontario Regulation 30/20. Collection, transportation, and processing of primary and rechargeable consumer batteries in Ontario weighing less than 5kg is funded by battery producers.
Want more information about our battery recycling program? Please see below.
We accept a variety of electronic waste including cell phones, televisions, computers and related peripheral equipment.
We also recycle a variety of other hazardous waste including:
- Lead bearing wastes
- Mercury bearing wastes
- Elemental mercury
We offer lamp and bulb recycling for large and small volume customers. We can provide pickup on schedule or on call as needed. A Waste Recycling Certificates is provided with every shipment.
For more information about the wastes we manage, please see our waste management page.
On Site Support
We can come to your location and prepare all your waste for shipping to our facility. This includes identifying, sorting, wrapping, stacking, labelling, and loading onto skids.
We can also provide you with all materials required for shipping. This can include skids, packaging materials, documentation, labels, and placards.
RMC is permitted to transport a variety of hard to manage wastes under its Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA).
Customers can be placed on a recurring schedule or can call as needed.
Learn more about the additional services we provide.
More About Battery Recycling
Did you know?
Some of the biggest generators of battery waste are:
Identifiable Recycling Containers
Our battery recycling containers are highly visible. They show which battery types are accepted and which ones need tape.
Need help rolling out your program? We have a variety of print and electronic promotional materials to help you engage your staff to increase participation.
Battery Identification, Shipping & Receiving Guide
RMC receives all types of waste batteries. To do this safely, we require battery shipments be in compliance with all applicable labeling, packaging, and shipping laws, as well as some additional requirements. Please review these two documents for more information:
Rest assured knowing that the batteries you ship to RMC will be recycled using the best technologies available.
Alkaline batteries are processed onsite using RMC's patented recycling technology. The process was independently audited and verified under CSA Group Guideline - CSA SPE-890-15 to have a recycling efficiency rate of 84%.
Once sorted, other battery types are transported to processors that specialize in the recovery of those chemistries.
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Raw Materials Company Inc.
17 Invertose Drive
Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V5
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For your convenience, here is a summary of important links related to this page.
- Battery Recycling Containers
- Promotional Materials
- Waste Management
- Additional Services
- How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling
Did you know?
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.