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Raw Materials Company has processed and recycled 1,695,178¹ kilograms of batteries in Ontario so far this year.

Please remember to take your used batteries to your nearest drop-off location and help to increase this great number.

¹ The above count includes dry cell primary and rechargeable batteries. This is an approximate figure and is re-calibrated monthly.


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Raw Materials Company was established in 1985 on a belief and vision that all consumer batteries need to be managed responsibly and not discarded into municipal landfills, regardless of type.

Our focus has always been to find solutions that are not only economical, but also solutions that are considered socially and environmentally sustainable. Our technology is forever evolving as we push ourselves to stay on pace with advances in battery manufacturing.

RMC was one of the first environmental companies to receive the ISO 14001 accreditation. RMC has been ISO 14001 registered since 2000.

Learn more about our company.


What's New at RMC?

December 8, 2014
Raw Materials Company Has a Record-Setting Week for Battery Recycling in Ontario

It's a new record for the most household batteries collected for recycling in one week in Ontario. During five days in November, a record 97,069 kilograms (214,037 pounds) of household batteries were collected for recycling at RMC.

October 27, 2014
Recycling Batteries Helps Kingston Charity

On Tuesday, October 7th, 2014, Cory Graper of Raw Materials Company and Ben Santucci of Westchester Logistics presented Corus Entertainment with a $1000 cheque in support of Corus’ Clothes for Kids Campaign.

October 22, 2014
RMC President Recognized as Sustainability Leader for Battery Recycling at Clean50 Summit

James Ewles, President of Raw Materials Company Inc. (RMC), has been recognized as one of Canada's 2015 Clean50 leaders in sustainability and clean capitalism. 

A stewardship program requires manufacturers of certain consumer products to take financial and environmental responsibility for the end of life management of those products once they reach their end of useful life.

End of life management refers to the collection and recycling of the materials from consumers and commercial generators.

To learn more, visit our Stewardship Programs page.

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