Electronics contain environmentally harmful materials such as lead or mercury, that pose significant health risks if they end up in Alberta landfills. However, the metals, glass and plastic in these used products can be recycled into valuable products, including electronics.

Electronic materials that are collected for recycling: 

  • Personal computers
  • keyboards
  • mice
  • cables
  • speakers
  • laptop computers
  • notebook computers
  • servers
  • desktop printers
  • printer combination units
  • fax combination machines
  • computer monitors (CRT)
  • computer monitors (LCD)
  • televisions - wood, CRT, Flat screen
  • rear projection televisions
  • cell phones


Rechargeable batteries used around the home can be recycled, including batteries used in cordless power tools, cell phones, laptops, digital cameras and toys. The batteries are labeled as Nickel Cadmium (Ni-CD), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion) and Small Sealed Lead (PB). The recovered batteries are used to make new batteries and stainless steel products.

Image of different types of alkaline batteries, AAA, AA, C and D.

There are different disposal requirements for different types of batteries:

  • Normal alkaline batteries, AA, AAA, C or D require no special preparation.
  • Lithium-ion batteries, 6-volt batteries, and 9-volt batteries should be individually bagged
  • Place masking or painters tape over the exposed terminals of 6-volt and 9-volt batteries. Do not cover the composition of the battery.
  • Do not store used batteries in a metal container.
Image of different types of non-alkaline batteries, 9V, lithium batteries, corroded batteries and small button batteries.

Batteries can be recycled at the following locations:

Broadview Enviroservice Station

Staples business depot
350-390 Baseline Road, Sherwood Park

Edmonton Eco Station
5150-99 Street

Ambleside Eco Station
14710 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton

Electronics Recycling Association
11404 143 Street, Edmonton

Rechargeable batteries can also be dropped off at Home Depot, London Drugs and Rona Home Centre in Sherwood Park.

For more information on recycling your rechargeable batteries, visit www.rbrc.org

Last updated: Friday, June 25, 2021
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