Recycling Rechargeable Batteries

No Cost for Communities to Recycle All Rechargeable Batteries

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC) is a non-profit, public service organization dedicated to recycling rechargeable batteries and cell phones across North America through its Call2Recycle program.

Rechargeable BatteriesThrough the no-cost program, RBRC handles the collection of all portable rechargeable batteries, including Nickel-Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-lon), Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb)* rechargeable batteries. RBRC will provide automatic replenishment of supplies, such as recycling boxes and collateral materials, to community recycling centres. In addition to saving money, municipal recycling coordinators will also enjoy the benefit of fewer administrative tasks such as purchase orders, reimbursements and cheque requests that are typically associated with processing payment.

You can set up your own collection, or take your batteries to one of over 30,000 already established sites!

Rechargeable batteries are found in a wide range of portable electronic products, including cellular and cordless phones, camcorders, laptop computers and cordless power tools. Householders can find the nearest rechargeable battery drop-off location by calling 1-800-8-BATTERY or by going online at

For more information on implementing a community recycling program, contact Call2Recycle toll free at 877-723-1297.

* weighing less than 2 lbs./1 kg.

(updated Nov. 2012)