Facility Closures

Contact facilities directly to ensure they are open during the COVID-19 health emergency and learn about changes to their drop-off procedures.

What would you like to Recycle?

Batteries (e-mobility)

battery, e-bike battery, rechargeable batteries, lithium-ion battery
Batteries (e-mobility)

All battery types, including e-mobility batteries, are banned from the garbage. Rechargeable batteries (typically lithium ion) that are sold in or with electric personal transportation devices such as electric bikes, scooters, skateboards and hoverboards can be recycled through the province-wide Call2Recycle product stewardship program.

This includes batteries sold with the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) device, batteries sold as secondary units and/or aftermarket replacements, batteries sold with electric conversion kits and batteries sold with devices used in ride sharing or rental services.

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How do I go green?

Performing routine maintenance will help ensure your electric personal transportation device and battery are operating efficiently and will help maximize the lifespan of your battery. Following the instructions provided by the manufacturer and taking proper care of the battery, not dropping it, tampering with it or forcing it open, will also help maximize battery lifespan.

If you’re planning to upgrade your e-mobility battery and it’s still in usable condition consider selling it, or offering it for free, through social media or an online classifieds service.

Residential quantities of all battery types are accepted at the Hartland Depot.

Facilities listed below are part of the Call2Recycle provincial stewardship program. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

Facilities

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Saanich Municipal Hall (3rd floor Planning Dept.)

    770 Vernon Ave
    Victoria
    250.475.1775

  • The Environmental Story

    Most batteries, whether rechargeable or not, contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals that have the potential to cause harm to our environment if not recycled properly. By recycling batteries, you divert waste from our landfill, help reduce the risk of landfill fires, soil contamination and water pollution and reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products.

    Did You Know?

    Batteries and pool chemicals disposed of in the garbage are the greatest cause of landfill fires. Both items are banned from the garbage.