Municipal Battery Recycling
We can help you divert harmful battery waste from your municipal landfill today!
Ontario’s Municipal Funding Program for Phase Two Batteries Ended
On September 30, 2014, Ontario’s Municipal Funding Program for Phase Two Rechargeable Batteries ended. Because of their economic value, RMC will recover and transport rechargeable batteries collected by municipalities separately from the primary batteries at no charge. RMC will credit municipalities or their service providers for segregated rechargeable batteries delivered to its Port Colborne, Ontario facility.
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Raw Materials Company is an approved collector and processor for batteries under Stewardship Ontario's Municipal Hazardous and Special Waste Program (MHSW).
Any approved collector in Ontario can ship Raw Materials Company MHSW Approved Batteries for processing, free of charge.
For other waste battery types, please contact us for a quotation.
Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste Site
RMC can recycle all of the battery types collected at your Municipal Hazardous & Special Waste site, in addition to other lead and mercury bearing wastes such as fluorescent lamps and electronic waste.
RMC can provide custom reporting and issue Certificates of Recycling for all waste shipments received at RMC within 90 days of shipment.
Scheduled or On Call Pickup
Whatever your needs, we can accommodate you. Our clients can be placed on a regular pickup schedule or call as needed.
Curbside Battery Recycling Program
We offer innovative collection options like our successful Curbside Battery Recycling Program that is designed to piggyback on your existing municipal waste program.
Public Facing Battery Recycling
We will assist you with setup of public facing collection sites at municipal, retail and non-profit locations in your community.
We will provide each site with appropriate battery recycling containers suited to their location.
Convenient Recycling Programs for Generators
We recommend our Courier Back Fluorescent Lamp Program to any small quantity generator in your service area.
Need help promoting your program? We can provide you with a variety of print and electronic promotional materials to help you engage your community to encourage participation.
Preparing your Batteries for Recycling
Most of the batteries that we use everyday do not require any special preparation before recycling, however we do recommend that precautionary measures be taken when recycling certain types of batteries to reduce any risk of short-circuit.
You spend time and effort to collect and divert your batteries from landfill. Shouldn't you ensure your hard work and money result in the best environmental performance?
Our clients can rest assured knowing that the batteries they ship to RMC will be recycled using the most environmentally sustainable technology available in the world today.
Learn more about our technology.
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Raw Materials Company Inc.
17 Invertose Drive
Port Colborne, ON L3K 5V5
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- Courier Back Fluorescent Lamp Program
- 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.