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Batteries (automotive)

car batteries, lead acid batteries
Batteries (automotive)

Automotive batteries are a dangerous but necessary part of today’s car dependent culture. Their production can be hard on the environment and even on human health. Fortunately, they’re also one of the easiest items to recycle in BC.

Reduce | Reuse | Recycle | Facilities

How do I go green?

Reduce

The best solution to lead contamination problems is to lower the world’s need for lead by going car free. Many residents in the Capital Region live close enough to work and schools that cycling, walking and public transit is are viable alternatives. Until our culture learns to be less car dependent, there will continue to be a need for lead acid car batteries.

Can’t go completely car free? Try reducing your car dependence. Leave your vehicle at home once or more a week; carpool, bike or walk to work. Stop and think—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.

Reuse

There are many businesses in Victoria that will recycle and refurbish your old battery; many also offer reconditioned batteries. Check the listings below.

Recycle

A number of return locations exist for spent automotive batteries. Check the listings below or go to Lead Acid Battery Recyclers to find the drop off location nearest to you.  A fee may be charged or you may be paid for your automotive batteries.  Check with the facility for details.

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

    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. The manufacturing of lead acid batteries continues to cause human health problems throughout the developing world. Lead poisoning can lead to developmental and neurological impairment in children, and in high doses, even death.