Battery Recycling


Municipal Office

395 Mulock Drive P.O. Box 328 Station Main, Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 4X7

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COVID-19 Update

Battery Collection Program Suspended Until Further Notice

In support of the Province of Ontario's direction to facilitate social distancing to protect staff and residents from the spread of COVID-19, all Town facilities remain closed until further notice. During this time, we ask that residents please hold onto their used batteries until such time that Town facilities are able to reopen and the battery collection program is able to resume. Alternatively, used batteries can be taken to a York Region Household Hazardous Waste Depot.

Please note that in response to COVID-19, operational changes have been made at York Region's waste depots. Service offerings have been reduced in an effort to enhance physical distancing on site. Before visiting a York Region waste depot, visit for the latest information and depot updates. 

Residents are able to drop-off their used household batteries at convenient locations, enabling useful materials to be recovered while helping to protect our environment.

picture of two battery recycle bins Why Recycle Batteries?

Recycling batteries is very important as batteries contain various heavy metals such as nickel, zinc, lead, mercury, lithium, cobalt, and cadmium. Recycling allows materials to be recovered, reused, and disposed of properly, keeping these hazardous materials out of landfill.

Battery Types Accepted:

  • Standard AA, AAA, C cell, D cell, 6-volt and 9-volt batteries
  • Button cell (e.g. batteries from watches, electronics, calculators, etc.)
  • Rechargeable batteries

Battery Types Not Accepted:

  • Automotive batteries
  • Industrial batteries
  • Leaking/damanged batteries

How Do I Recycle Batteries Safely?

For safety purposes, please ensure that you cover the battery terminals with masking tape before dropping your batteries into the bin.

For more information, visit Raw Materials Company's How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling webpage.

Battery Recycling Bin Locations:

Household batteries can be dropped off at the following Town facilities:

  • Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive)
  • Newmarket Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court)
  • Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)
  • Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)
  • Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive)
  • Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street) 

Designated battery recycling bins are located near the customer service area.

Where Else Can I Recycle Batteries?

Batteries can also be taken to select York Region waste depots for proper recycling and disposal. For more information, please visit York Region's Hazardous Waste and Special Items Disposal webpage.

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