Battery Recycling


Metchosin Battery Recycling Program

Metchosin is a member of the Call2Recycle Program.

Metchosin residents can recycle batteries, both rechargable and regular batteries, and cell phones at the Municipal Hall weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm.

What can be recycled:

  • Alkaline (AA, AAA, 9V, etc)
  • consumer batteries each weighing less than 5 kg (11 lbx)
  • nickel cadmuim (Ni-Cd)
  • Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn)
  • small sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb)
  • Lithium Primary
  • cell phone and their batteries regarless of size, make, model or age
  • rechargable batteries (Li-Ion, SSLA/PB) and Lithium Primary

Note: Rechargable batteries require bagging.  Bags are supplied at the Municpal Hall.  Alkaline, Ni-MH, and Ni-Cd do not require bagging.

Did you know that between Jan 16 and July 18, 2010, Metchosin recycled 223.2 kg of batteries (that is 492.1 pounds!). Way to go Metchosin!

Why is recycling rechargeable batteries and cell phones important?

Like newspapers, glass and plastic, rechargeable batteries can be recycled. Consumers use an average of six wireless products – which are powered by rechargeable batteries – in their day-to-day lives, and over 43% replace their cell phone every two years. The Call2Recycle program keeps millions of pounds of batteries from entering the solid waste stream each year, which preserves natural resources and helps fulfill the mission for a more sustainable earth.

How do I know which rechargeable batteries can be recycled?

The following battery chemistries can be recycled - Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) up to 11 lbs per battery.  Residents are required to bag individual rechargeable batteries or cover exposed metal portion with electrical or nonconductive tape.

What types of cell phones can be recycled?

Any cell phone and cell phone rechargable batteries are accepted in the Call2Recycle program.

Educational Booklet is found at

http://www.call2recycle.org/educational-booklet.php?s=&c=149&d=422&e=433&a=&w=7

For more information about the program online see:

http://www.call2recycle.ca/