What can I do with exhausted rechargeable batteries?

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Some recycling and solid waste facilities are temporarily closed, operating with reduced hours, or accepting a limited range of materials – please call ahead. Consider delaying your visit to facilities unless absolutely necessary by storing dry recyclables and other items at home temporarily.

All household batteries can be recycled through the North America-wide Call2Recycle program, funded by members of the battery and portable electronic product industry. Each battery must be no greater than 5 kg (11 lbs) in weight to be accepted. The program includes all rechargeable batteries, including nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (Pb) chemistries.

Once your rechargeable batteries no longer keep their charge, you can take them to any of the participating depots. For drop-off locations in your neighbourhood, contact the RCBC Recycling Hotline or search by postal code on the Call2Recycle website.

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