Primary Battery Types
Primary Alkaline Battery
A primary cell battery is one that cannot be recharged. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in many applications. They are also known as single-use or non-rechargeable batteries.
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Primary batteries make up 78% of all the batteries sold into the Canadian market every year. In Ontario, primary batteries are a designated waste and need to be recycled responsibly. Visit our site finder to find a recycling location near you.
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For your convenience, here is a summary of important links related to this page.
- What's Inside A Battery?
- Battery Types
- Lead Acid Battery
- Primary Battery
- Rechargeable Battery
- Vented Cell Battery
- How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling
Did you know?
Used batteries make up less than 1% of all waste found in municipal landfills. That 1% of batteries is responsible for 88% of all the toxic heavy metals found in the landfill.
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