Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Re-purposed Battery Bits

The battery afterlife is right here in Ontario.

Raw Materials Company's (RMC) large decommissioning/processing plant takes Western's batteries and re-purposes their parts.

Recovered zinc and manganese is granulated and used in fertilizer. In this picture, the paper and plastics are separated and used for generating energy. The metal casings are removed and crushed for recycling.

Battery collection spots are now located all over campus. Have a look for them near the Green Board on your floor or recycling depot and fill 'em up.

For more info, contact Brandon Watson (, Facilities Management (formerly Physical Plant)