Recycling Mixed Batteries - What You Need To Know
Portable power supplies for all manner of device. Batteries must be sorted by chemistry.
Duracell, Energizer, Panasonic, Voyager, PowerKing, Eveready, Toshiba, Enercell, Rayovac,
Data Risk Potential
End of Life Recycling Process
Environmental Health and Safety Hazards
Potential fire hazard and ground water risk
- Batteries contain heavy metals such as mercury, lead, cadmium and nickel, which can cause severe environmental damage if not properly disposed.
- Batteries cannot typically be recycled as part of a home recycling program.
- In North America alone, around 3.3 billion mixed batteries are thrown away rather than properly recycled.
- Batteries such as C, D, and AA make up around 20 percent of hazardous household waste in landfills.
- Since batteries do not break down in landfills, it is important to recycle them so that their previous materials can be used in new batteries.
- The manufacturing of batteries uses 50 more times more power than the battery produces when used.
- Approximately 30,000 tons of batteries are thrown away annually while only 1,000 tons are recycled annually.
Why use Quantum?
- Quantum is one of the leading electronics recycling companies in Canada with over 325,000 square feet of cutting edge recycling facilities with headquarters in Toronto.
- Quantum is fully certified so that you can be certain that all of your electronics are recycled responsibly and securely.
- We issue a Certificate of Recycling for every load of electronic waste that we pick up.
Contact Quantum at 416-222-1773 or use the form to book an electronics pickup.