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Battery recycling

Recycle used batteries at any Campus Library location:

Battery Recycling Bin

North Oshawa location:

  • North Oshawa Library (50 Founders Drive)

Downtown Oshawa locations:

  • Education Library (11 Simcoe Street North)
  • Social Science Library (61 Charles Street)

For a complete list of battery collection locations, download the Campus Battery Collection Map.

There will be additional opportunities to recycle used batteries and other items during future Thrift Swap events.

We encourage students, staff and faculty to take their spent alkaline (single-use) and rechargeable batteries to one of the convenient drop-off locations. All types of batteries will be accepted, including: AAA, AA, C, D, 9 volt, lithium, NiCad, NiMH, etc. 

Where do they go?

All batteries collected through this program will be responsibly recycled by Raw Materials Company (RMC). Did you know that 90 per cent of a battery's components can be recycled!? When you send used batteries to RMC, the steel, earth elements (zinc, manganese, potassium, etc.) and paper and plastic in the batteries will be recovered, diverted and reused.

Why does it matter?

Recovered materials are used to make new products, saving our earth's finite resources and the energy needed to mine them from ore. Keeping batteries out of landfills diverts potentially harmful materials from our soils and waterways. 

For any battery recycling related questions, please contact sustainability@uoit.ca or ext. 6246.

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