Battery Recycling

Solid Waste Services (SWS) offers various options for household battery recycling.

SWS has partnered with County libraries for the Library Battery Recycling Programme. County residents can drop their alkaline batteries (up to D size) into the top of Battery Tubes, located in all 14 Wellington County Library Branches. There is no charge to participate.

You may also take alkaline batteries to the Mobile HHW Depot and the Select Materials HHW Depots. 

More options on disposal locations are available on the Call2Recycle website.

Are you curious about what happens to your collected batteries? Check out The Battery Recycling Journey.

2021 Leader in Sustainability Battery Recycling badgeWellington County has been recognized as a 2021 Leader in Sustainability by Call2Recycle Canada® Inc! The County of Wellington Solid Waste Services Division collected an impressive 10,140 kilograms (10.14 tonnes) of household batteries through the Call2Recycle® programme in 2021, making it one of the programme’s top-performing partners. You can read the full media release here.


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