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UPS/SLA Batteries

uninteruptable power supply, sealed lead acid, batteries
UPS/SLA Batteries
If you don’t know, the acronyms UPS and SLA stand for Uninterruptible Power Supply and Sealed Lead Acid.  Your computer may have a UPS battery and your car probably has a SLA battery. 

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How do I go green?

Reduce

Try to avoid dependence on batteries, as they contain a number of different metals, plastic and chemicals which take a great deal of energy to manufacture and to recycle properly. Use public transport or bike to work. Use a hand crank emergency flashlight and radio.

Reuse

Do not attempt to reuse a battery that has reached the end of its useable life and don’t leave it exposed to the elements—it could leak and discharge harmful chemicals.

Recycle

You already pay an environmental fee on items such as UPS/SLA batteries, so you can often return them to the place where you bought them, such as London Drugs, Canadian Tire and Interstate Batteries, free of charge for recycling (with the receipt).
UPS batteries are part of the Return-It Electronics recycling product stewardship program, so you can take them to any of the electronics drop off locations.
SLA batteries are not part of the electronics program, however Call2Recycle, the battery and cell phone recycling program will take the small sealed lead acid batteries.  Go to Call2Recycle Depot Locator to find the nearest drop off location to you.
Car Batteries (large lead acid batteries) are a different program from Return-It Electronics and Call2Recycle.  Go to Batteries (automotive) for more details and to Lead Acid Battery Recyclers to find a drop off location for car batteries.
Batteries, being hazardouse waste, are banned from the landfill.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn Road
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • 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

  • Darryl's and James's Digs

    103 East Point Road
    Saturna Island
    250.539.3385

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Island Return It, Esquimalt

    935 Ellery Street
    Esquimalt
    250.381.1482

  • Island Return It, Sidney

    10025 Galaran Road
    Sidney
    250.655.4878

  • London Drugs

    All locations in the capital region

  • Sidney Home Hardware

    2635 Beacon Avenue
    Sidney
    250-656-2712

  • The Environmental Story

    UPS/SLA batteries are everywhere in the modern world. They provide backup power sources for everything from phone and computer networks to submarines to automobiles. These batteries are considered Household Hazardous Waste and are accepted, free of charge, at the Hartland Landfill.