Other Batteries

Recycle Other Battery Types

There are several other battery types that can be recycled. Learn about the battery types and find the links to the appropriate stewardship program below.


Cell Phone Batteries

Cell phone batteries are a common form of battery recycling. The recycle my cell website is led by the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) to raise consumer awareness about cell phone and mobile device battery recycling. Click the title to find a cell phone drop-off location near you.


Lithium Batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are a type of battery that is commonly used in small portable electric devices such as watches, thermometers, and calculators. It is a button cell battery that is available in many shapes and sizes. The common voltage for this battery is 3 volts. Recycle these batteries at call2recycle.ca.

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Nickel-Cadmium Batteries

Nickel-cadmium batteries are rechargeable batteries that are comprised of nickel oxide hydroxide and metallic cadmium. Ni-Cd batteries are rechargeable and have a consistent current of 1.2 volts. They charge quickly but also discharge quickly. These batteries are best kept in a discharged state. Learn more about recycling these batteries.


Nickel Metal Hydride

Lithium-ion batteries are a type of rechargeable battery that has a battery life of about 5 years or less. These batteries have 30 to 40% higher capacity than a regular nickel-cadmium battery. They are commonly used in cell phones, laptop computers, and other devices. Recycle these batteries at call2recycle.ca.