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Batteries (household including rechargeable)

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Batteries (household including rechargeable)
Household batteries are banned from the garbage. Consumer batteries weighing less than 5 kilograms can be recycled through the province-wide Call2Recycle product stewardship program. This includes rechargeable, single-use and cell phones and their batteries. 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?

Purchase rechargeables. They can be used and reused, which reduces raw materials, production, packaging waste and recycling costs.

Choose electronics with multiple functions to cut down on the number of batteries you use. Work plugged in whenever possible to save battery life. For emergency use, consider a wind-up flashlight and radio.

Choosing rechargeables is the best way to reuse batteries.

Connect Hearing has a hearing aid battery recycling program.

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

Not all facilities listed are part of the provincial program and may charge a fee for drop off. Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • All Battery

    112 - 2806 Jacklin Road
    Victoria
    250.474.5022

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • Battery Doctors



    250.361.3335

  • Bottle Depot - Downtown Victoria

    655 Queens Avenue
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Bottle Depot - Glanford

    4261 Glanford
    Victoria
    250.727.7480

  • Canada Scooters

    2005 Cook Street
    Victoria
    250.383.7383

  • Canadian Energy

    791 Cave Street
    Victoria
    250.361.3933

  • Canadian Tire

    All locations in capital region

  • Castle Building Centre - Bay Street

    220 Bay Street
    Victoria
    250.595.1225

  • Castle Building Centre - Cook Street

    1720 Cook Street
    Victoria
    250.384.8181

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • Galiano Recycling Depot

    220 Sturdies Bay Road
    Galiano Island
    250.539.5769

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Home Depot

    All locations in the capital region

  • Home Hardware - Sidney

    2356 Beacon Avenue
    Sidney
    250.656.2712

  • Home Hardware - Sooke

    6626 Sooke Road
    Sooke
    250.642.6366

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery
    Victoria
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    5-10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • JOMA Environmental Ltd.



    250.884.4822

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • 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

  • reFUSE

    304 John St
    Victoria
    250.381.6007

  • Salt Spring Island Recycling Depot

    349 Rainbow Road
    Salt Spring Island
    250.537.1200

  • Saturna Island Recycling Depot

    101 Harris Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.8080

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.



    250.642.3646

  • South Jubilee Neighbourhood Association Recycle

    1625 Bank Street
    Victoria
    250.595.2685

  • The Environmental Story

    Household batteries are responsible for 50-70% of all heavy metals found in the world’s landfills. Though modern batteries often contain lower levels of toxic metals, they are still dangerous to soils and groundwater and should always be recycled rather than landfilled. All batteries, whether rechargeable or not, have the potential to cause harm to our environment if not recycled properly.

    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.

    Why is it so important to properly recycle old batteries? Watch our Did You Know segment on Shaw to find out! ow.ly/WG4yY