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?
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.