Where can I recycle my batteries?
June 19, 2006 4:35 PM   Subscribe

BatteryFilter: Where can I recycle my batteries in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada?

(Battery Type Alkaline: AAA, AA, C, &c.)
posted by stungeye to Home & Garden (8 answers total)
Radio Shack (in Canada) used to accept some batteries. I'd ask there... Or rather The Source, or whatever they call it now.
posted by synecdoche at 4:57 PM on June 19, 2006

I don't know about Canada, but in the US almost all alkaline batteries are thrown away in the general trash.

Not rechargeables however, and I don't know how many people I've caught tossing them in the trash.

But yeah, Radio Shark in the US is the place I always bring mine.
posted by unixrat at 5:29 PM on June 19, 2006

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation coordinates the recycling of rechargeable batteries in North America. A list of retail locations in Winnipeg, Maniboa that accept rechargeable batteries for recycling is available here.
posted by RichardP at 5:46 PM on June 19, 2006

Here is a list of all collection locations within 5 miles of R3L 1J4.
posted by RichardP at 5:50 PM on June 19, 2006

The poster is asking about non-rechargeables, I think. You might try calling these guys; I take non-rechargeable batteries for 'processing' to a DFO location in my city.
posted by fish tick at 7:35 PM on June 19, 2006

I'm quite sure that Prairie Battery will do it. If not, email me. I work at a hospital and we have battery recycling bins.

I'd be glad to get them into the bins for you.
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:15 PM on June 19, 2006

I take mine into work, the H&PS guys dispose of them for us.
posted by Mitheral at 10:44 AM on June 20, 2006

Late reply, but...
I actually did this myself only a couple of months ago, although I was recycling big boxes of old UPS batteries. Chisick Metal (2141 Logan, not far off Route 90) will take as many batteries as you care to turn in. If you have a whole bunch of them (probably 50+ pounds), they'll even give you money for them.
posted by pocams at 2:13 PM on June 20, 2006

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