What would you like to Recycle?

Batteries (automotive)

car battery, car batteries, lead acid batteries
Batteries (automotive)

Lead acid batteries are banned from the garbage. They can be recycled through the province-wide Canadian Battery Association product stewardship program. A full list of what is accepted and free depot locations is available on their website.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Try reducing your car dependence. Leave your vehicle at home once or more a week; carpool, bike or walk to work. Do you really need that second family car? Less wear and tear on your vehicle, by driving less, means parts, including batteries, will last longer.

There are businesses in the capital region that will recycle and refurbish your old battery who also offer reconditioned batteries. 

Batteries are accepted for free at participating retailers. Also, private metal recyclers may accept lead-acid batteries and in some cases, pay for them. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • All Battery

    Unit #112 - 2806 Jacklin Road, Westshore Town Centre
    Langford
    250.474.5022

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Ave.
    Langford
    250.474.5145

  • Battery Doctors

    Address to come

    250.361.3335

  • Brentwood Auto & Metal Recyclers

    7481 West Saanich road
    Saanichton
    250.665.7282

  • Canada Scooters

    2005 Cook Street
    Victoria
    250.383.7383

  • Canadian Energy

    791 Cave Street
    Esquimalt
    250.361.3933

  • Canadian Tire

    All locations in capital region

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Derick's Automotive Services

    638 John Street
    Victoria
    250.382.1314

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Fountain Tire

    All locations in the capital region

  • Gurton's Garage Ltd.

    9139 East Saanich Road
    Victoria
    250.656.3939

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Interstate Batteries

    #109 2924 Jackin Road
    Victoria
    250-391-9748

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd. (pick-up service only)


    Victoria
    250.884.4822

  • Mayne Island Recycling Depot

    390 Campbell Bay Road
    Mayne Island
    250.539.3383

  • Oak Bay Public Works Yard (Oak Bay residents only)

    1771 Elgin Road
    Oak Bay
    250.598.4501

  • Pender Island Recycling Depot

    4400 Otter Bay Road
    Pender Island
    250.629.6962

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Schnitzer

    307 David Street
    Victoria
    250.381.5865

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.

    No drop off depot.
    Sooke
    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals. By recycling batteries, you divert waste from our landfill, help reduce the risk of soil contamination and water pollution, expose corrosive acids, and reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products. 

    Did You Know?

    About 70% of the lead manufactured worldwide goes into car batteries. The majority of these batteries are manufactured in developing countries, where health and environmental standards can be significantly lower than in North America or Europe.