Do you have battery waste? Let Urban Impact tailor the perfect solution for your business.
Urban Impact’s Battery Recycling program offers the convenience of disposing of your spent batteries along with the peace of mind that you are positively contributing to environmental and public health.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT
Batteries from electronic equipment such as laptops, cell phones and cameras often contain heavy metals and toxic chemicals.
Batteries contain metals, liquids, and other materials that are flammable, toxic and hazardous to the environment if they are not handled and disposed of properly. Those materials can include lead, zinc, nickel-cadmium, sulfuric acid, mercury, plastic, lithium, and others.
Batteries are non-biodegradeable- they don’t break down in landfills. If not disposed of correctly, batteries can pollute landfill sites.
Batteries in landfill sites will leak into the soil and release heavy metals that may find their way into the water system.
Recycling batteries is an ecologically friendly alternative to simply throwing them in the garbage only to have them end up in landfills.
BATTERIES ACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. They can grouped into two categories – single use batteries and rechargeable batteries. Both types of batteries are accepted in Urban Impact’s recycling program.
Urban Impact accepts batteries of almost any shape, size or chemical composition for recycling:
- Nickel Cadmium
- Primary Lithium
- Lead Acid
Check out Your Battery Recycling Containers
EASY, CONVENIENT COLLECTION AND RECYCLING FOR MOST TYPES OF BATTERIES
Urban Impact can safely recycle all used commercial batteries. Whatever your needs, we will work out the best waste collection solution for you.
Batteries should be stored in a sealed bin to prevent short-circuiting and damages to batteries.
We’ll provide you with a 20 litre bin that will safely hold your battery recyclables.
Please note, we do not accept drop off batteries.
With Urban Impact, battery recycling couldn’t be easier!
Cool Battery Recycling Facts
- Only 5% of batteries in Canada are properly recycled a year.
- Technology has increased our reliance on batteries. Canadians throw away over 745 million batteries a year (raog.ca)
- Batteries can be recycled and made into new products, like taking the lead and reusing them in automotive batteries or to make plastic covers for new batteries.