Rechargeable Batteries

Eastern

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Rechargeable batteries are most often found in cell phones, laptop computers and other electronic devices. The most common types are lithium ion and nickel metal hydride. You should always dispose of rechargeable batteries with hazardous waste.

Rechargeable batteries can be reused many times over and can be recycled when no longer rechargeable. While rechargeable batteries may cost a little more upfront, the long-term savings and environmental benefits quickly make up for the initial cost. Although they are better for the environment they still contain hazardous materials and should be disposed of properly.

Eastern Waste Management – Collection Events

Eastern Waste Management provides disposal services and collection events for household hazardous waste (HHW), such as oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries.

Location: Servicing communities in Eastern Newfoundland (metro municipalities are serviced by the Residential Drop-off at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Landfill).
Phone: 709-579-7960
Email: info@easternwaste.ca
Web: www.easternwaste.ca

Residential Drop-Off – Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility

The Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility provides residents in the eastern waste management region with free disposal services at the Residential Drop-Off site. Items accepted include: bulk waste, beverage containers (excludes glass), mixed containers, paper, cardboard, electronics, garbage, household hazardous waste (HHW), paint, oil, yard waste scrap metal and MMSB program tires (highway, passenger, light truck and motorcycle tires).

Location: 340 East White Hills Road, St. John’s
Phone: 311
Web: www.robinhoodbay.ca

Call2Recycle Program

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation (RBRC), a non-profit organization created by the rechargeable power industry, offers a recycling program for rechargeable batteries and cell phones.

Location: Visit www.call2recycle.org to find your nearest drop-off location.
Phone: 1-877-2-RECYCLE
Email: customerservice@call2recycle.ca
Web: www.call2recycle.ca

Home Depot

In partnership with Call-2-Recycle, The Home Depot Canada offers free battery and cell phone recycling to customers at all The Home Depot Canada stores.

Location: 70 Kelsey Drive
Phone: 1-800-628-0525
Web: www.homedepot.ca

Staples – Kelsey Drive

Staples provides in-store collection boxes for ink and printer cartridges and rechargeable batteries.

Location: 65 Kelsey Drive, St. John's
Phone: 709-722-4350
Web: www.staples.ca

Staples – Mount Pearl

Staples provides in-store collection boxes for ink and printer cartridges and rechargeable batteries.

Location: 160 Old Placentia Road, Mount Pearl
Phone: 709-747-7500
Web: www.staples.ca

Think About It

The long-term savings and the environmental benefits quickly make up for the cost of rechargeable batteries.

When rechargeable batteries do burn out, bring them to a hazardous waste depot.