Battery Recycling


Municipal Office

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

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The Town's new battery recycling program allows you to dispose of your used primary (single-use) 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.

What type of batteries can I recycle?

Primary (single-use) batteries: AA, AAA, C cell, D cell, Button Cell, 6-volt and 9-volt.

Rechargeable batteries are not currently accepted.

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:

Primary (single-use) household batteries can now 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 my used batteries?

Batteries can 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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