The household battery collection program is only available at Town facilities that are open to the public. Battery collection bins can be found near the Customer Service kiosk during regular business hours. Alternatively, used batteries can still be dropped-off at a York Region Household Hazardous Waste Depot.
Why Recycle Batteries?
Recycling batteries is very important as batteries contain various heavy metals such as nickel, zinc, lead, mercury, lithium, cobalt, and cadmium. Recycling allows materials to be recovered, reused, and disposed of properly, keeping these hazardous materials out of landfill.
Battery Types Accepted:
- Standard AA, AAA, C cell, D cell, 6-volt and 9-volt batteries
- Button cell (e.g. batteries from watches, electronics, calculators, etc.)
- Rechargeable batteries
Battery Types Not Accepted:
- Automotive batteries
- Industrial batteries
- Leaking/damaged batteries
How Do I Recycle Batteries Safely?
For safety purposes, please ensure that you follow precautionary measures when recycling certain types of batteries to reduce any risk of short-circuit. For more information, visit Raw Materials Company's How to Prepare Your Batteries for Recycling webpage.
Battery Recycling Bin Locations:
Used household batteries can be dropped-off at the following Town facilities:
Municipal Offices (395 Mulock Drive)
Newmarket Operations Centre (1275 Maple Hill Court)
Magna Centre (800 Mulock Drive)
Ray Twinney Recreation Complex (100 Eagle Street West)
Newmarket Seniors' Meeting Place (474 Davis Drive)
- Old Town Hall (460 Botsford Street)*
*Closed to the public.
Designated battery recycling bins are located near the customer service area.
Where Else Can I Recycle Batteries?
Batteries can also be taken to select York Region waste depots for proper recycling and disposal. For more information, please visit York Region's
Hazardous Waste and Special Items Disposal webpage.