What happens to batteries?
What happens when batteries lose their charge? Each year millions of batteries end up in landfills, where toxic metals could harm our environment.
Recycle Your Batteries, Canada! provides a different journey.
What does the battery recycling journey look like?
Collect, protect, and drop off your used batteries
You can find a battery collection box at over 10,000 Recycle Your Batteries, Canada! drop-off locations across Canada, including leading retailers and recycling depots.
Battery transporting and sorting
Collected batteries are transported to consolidation centres, where they are sorted based on weight and battery type and sent to the recycling plant for processing.
Processors at the recycling plant extract chemicals and metals to be used in the manufacture of new products, contributing to a healthy circular economy.
Battery Types & Their Second Life
Used Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Ni-Zn batteries can be recycled into new products such as silverware, pots & pans, golf clubs and even new batteries.
Used Li-Ion rechargeable batteries can be recycled into steel, stainless steel and new batteries.
Used SSLA/Pb batteries can be recycled into new Pb-based batteries.
Used alkaline batteries can be recycled into steel and new products such as sunscreen and concrete aggregate.
Used Li-based primary batteries can be recycled into new products such as silverware, stainless steel, golf clubs and new batteries.
The Battery Recycling Process
How to collect,
drop off your
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