Become a Retail Collector

If you work at a store or a municipal facility that's open to the public, we need your help to collect consumer batteries. Join our growing team of public facing battery recycling locations and help us divert consumer batteries from local landfills.

Ontario Collectors

Primary and rechargeable batteries are designated wastes, which means they must be recycled when they no longer hold a charge. We need your help to recycle undamaged primary and rechargeable consumer batteries that were purchased in Ontario weighing 5 kilograms or less from the public.

The Raw Materials Company Experience

We work closely with all of our collectors. We arrange our own transportation service to your site so there will always be someone available to answer your questions and to provide you with suggestions to help increase participation at your site.

In between collections, we're only a phone call away.


Besides doing something great for the environment, statistics show that there are benefits to providing this value added service to your clients.

  • Increased traffic
  • Increased sales - people are likely to shop for items they recycle
  • Positive public support for a service that benefits the local environment

Identifiable Recycling Containers

All of our battery recycling containers are branded, clearly identifying the acceptable batteries for recycling.

Should you wish to rally your staff and community behind your very own battery recycling program, we are happy to provide you with all the specifications to design your own labels.


Need help promoting your program? We can provide you with a variety of print and electronic promotional materials to help you engage your staff and customers to participate.

Find out more information about battery types and their uses in our Education Centre.

Fast & Convenient Pickup

Once battery collection containers are full, simply call the number located on the container. Pick up can be arranged in as little as 24 hours.

Waste Management

Raw Materials Company is a licensed collector, transporter, and processor of other lead and mercury bearing wastes such as fluorescent lamps and electronic waste.

Visit waste management and additional services for more information.

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.

Find out how to prepare your batteries for recycling.

Recycling Technology

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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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.