For Consumers

Do you know how to get rid of your used batteries? We collect them and recycle them for free. Our Eco-battery program is designed to encourage the collection of out-of-use batteries. Simply drop off your used batteries at our easily accessible drop-off point.

For Businesses

If you have a business, the usual depots are not suitable. They do not have sufficient capacity and they do not accept all types of batteries. The solution: we provide you with a recycling container that we will pick up on the premises, free of charge.

An initiative by Éco-batteries
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Recycling batteries

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Containers

Eco-battery supplies battery collection containers to businesses.

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Eco-Fees

Eco-fees are used to manage out-of-use batteries in an eco-responsible way. Our program helps reduce the negative impacts of mismanagement, safeguard raw materials and reduce air, water and soil pollution.

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Recovery

Used batteries from our in-store depot, received by mail and recovered during deliveries, are sent to our warehouse. They are sorted then by subcategory (rechargeable or non-rechargeable), weighed and packaged for transport to our recycling partners.

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Treatment

Used batteries are sent to processing centers that recycle the metals that make up the batteries for use in the manufacture of new products. All of the out-of-use batteries are processed in North America.

Find out more

Do you have any questions about recycling and upgrading used batteries?

Contact directly

Martin Barnes
Eco-batteries Program and Operations Director
at (514) 890-1717, 209 or by email at mbarnes@batteriesdixon.com

 

What types of batteries are admissible?

Eco-batteries accept all rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.
Éco-batteries Primary and secondary lithium
Éco-batteries NI-MH
Éco-batteries NI-CD
Éco-batteries Alcaline
Éco-batteries Button
Éco-batteries Silver oxide
Éco-batteries Zinc-air
Éco-batteries Batteries sealed lead acid (ALS alarm system)

Primary: non-rechargeable

Secondary: rechargeable

Drop-off point

5640 avenue Louis-Hébert, Montréal, Québec, H2G 2E8

For more information,

contact
the Eco-battery team

Environment

If you’ve ever wondered what are eco-fees’ purpose, here’s the answer: eco-fees are used to manage used batteries in eco-responsible ways, as in the innovative Eco-battery program.

The 4R Principle

Reduction
Reuse
Recycling
Recovery

Recovery and Recycling,
It Makes a Difference !

Recycling reduces:

  • Raw material extraction
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Transport and its greenhouse gases
  • Packaging
  • Acid rain and acidification of water bodies
  • Air, water and soil pollutants
  • Burial
  • Waste

What do we get back ?

For example, in alkaline batteries, it is possible to recover :

65% of zinc, manganese and potassium are recovered and turned into fertilizers.

20% of steel and nickel are used in the manufacture of new products such as steel bars.

15% of plastic and paper are converted into energy.

Resources

TMD Equivalency Certification
(Dangerous Materials Transport)

Download the PDF

Statistics

Regulations

Download the PDF

Eco-fee Scale

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FAQ

Do you have any questions about our out-of-use battery recovery and recycling program? You’re in the right place! See below the answers to your questions. 

What is the Eco-battery program?

The Eco-battery program is recognized by the Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, and the Société québécoise de récupération et de recyclage (RECYC-Québec).

This program offers a local service to its members. At home and at no cost, it allows to recover all rechargeable and non-rechargeable out-of-use batteries.

Where to find a drop-off point?

If you are an individual and you want to dispose of your batteries, go to our main drop-off point. It is located at 5640 Louis-Hébert, Montreal, Quebec, H2G 2E8. It is open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the Eco-battery team.

What are the batteries included in the Eco-battery program?

The Eco-battery program accepts all primary (non-rechargeable) and secondary (rechargeable) batteries: alkaline, lithium metal, silver oxide, lithium-ion, Ni-CD and NI-MH, sealed lead acid batteries (SLA alarm system).

Why is it necessary to recycle out-of-use batteries?

Recycling used batteries limits the amount of waste for disposal by incineration or burial.

Thanks to recycling, the risk of emissions from heavy metals in batteries and batteries is also reduced (soil pollution, groundwater, air).

Recycling used batteries helps extend the life of the materials that make them up. With recycling, it is possible to reduce the source levy of minerals for the manufacture of new batteries and batteries.

What happens to recovered batteries?

The batteries collected are shipped to processing centers in North America. They recycle metals from batteries for reuse in the manufacture of new products.

What is the Product recovery and recycling regulations for businesses?

This is the reference document for companies that market products included in five product categories, including batteries and batteries.

How do I become a drop-off point?

To become a drop-off point, please contact the Eco-battery team.

What is an equivalency certificate?

The Equivalency Certificate is a specific easing with some specific criteria for the transportation of hazardous materials issued by Transport Canada. It is custom issued for Dixon Batteries/Eco-batteries to ease the strict rules of the Class 9 TMD while complying with regulations in all respects for safe handling and transport.