Explore the Secret Life of Batteries

From household appliances, to laptops, cellphones, and other portable electronics, batteries help power our modern world.

But what happens when batteries lose their charge? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, each year billions of batteries end up in landfills, where toxic materials like lead and mercury leach into the soil and groundwater and cause damage to the ecosystem.

Imagine a different journey. 

When you recycle your batteries, they go to a processing plant where they’re sorted by type and chemistry. Through the recycling process, valuable materials from batteries are recovered and transformed into new products such as silverware, pots and pans, new batteries, and even golf clubs!

To do your part, recycle your used batteries at any one of our certified drop-off locations. Your batteries have worked hard for you—give them the chance at the second life they deserve.

PS: Did you know that throwing out batteries is also bad for your wallet? Without recycled batteries, new batteries must be produced from all new materials, increasing manufacturing costs and ultimately leading to higher prices.


The non-profit organization that operates the Call2Recycle® program is officially changed from Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Canada (RBRCC) to Call2Recycle Canada, Inc.