The following statistics were taken from the Canadian Battery Association's most recent Annual Report.

Average BC Lead Battery Recovery Data by CBA Members

    Sales (kg)   Recovery (kg)     Recovery Rate (%)
   22,475,000     23,200,000            103%


Link to Annual Reports:

All shipments of waste lead-acid batteries from a distribution warehouse to a smelter are considered a Hazardous Waste. 


Consequently shipments of Waste Lead-Acid Batteries are subject to the following requirements:

  •     -  within BC over 1000kg must comply with the requirements of BC's Hazardous Waste Regulation;
  •     -  within Canada over 1000kg must comply with the requirement of Canada's Cross-border Movement of Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Recyclable Material Regulation;
  •      -  exports from Canada to US or OECD countries over 5kg must have Export Permit.  All other exports from Canada are banned under the Basel Convention.


Please contact Colin McKean at 250-216-3664 if you have any questions or require additional information.