Raw Materials Company

Raw Materials Company (A Division of International Marine Salvage Inc.) is the largest ISO 14001, registered recycler of dry cell batteries in North America. Utilizing our exclusive fully patented alkaline recycling process, we recycle 1000s of tons a year of dry cell primary batteries, at some of the most competitive rates in the industry. Raw Materials Company also accepts and recycles the following wastes: All battery types (dry and wet cell), all fluorescent tubes, lamps and bulbs. Elemental mercury switches, mercury contaminated debris and wastes. Lead, lead contaminated materials, lead debris and wastes including CRT and television glass. All electric waste and scrap including: hard-dives, monitors, keyboards, printers, cell phones, servers, LCDs etc. Secure destruction of sensitive materials is also available. Visit our website at www.rawmaterials.com for more information

Company details

17 Invertose Drive , Port Colborne , Ontario L3K 5V5 Canada

Locations Served

Business Type:
Service provider
Industry Type:
Waste and Recycling
Market Focus:
Internationally (various countries)

This company also provides solutions for other industrial applications.
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Raw Materials Company (A Division of International Marine Salvage Inc.) is an international leader in the field of waste and resource recycling. The company was formed to reflect our commitment to a safer environment through the proper recycling and conservation of waste material.  As pioneers in the field of energy conservation and resource preservation, we are proud of our contribution to a cleaner, global environment.

This commitment extends to ensuring the highest possible health and safety standards for the protection of our employees and the public at large.


Battery Types Most Commonly Generated As Waste Today:

  • Alkaline (which comprises 85% of dry cells)
  • Nickel
  • Lithium
  • Mercury
  • Lead Acid 

The most common sources of dry cell battery waste are from the following items; portable radios, flashlights, smoke alarms, pagers, cell phones, laptop computers, UPS systems, hearing aids, watches, automobiles, back up power systems, forklifts and emergency lights.

All of these battery types are recyclable today.

The metal compontents call all be resued, and although spent batteries comprise less than 1% of all landfill waste, they account for 88% of all toxic heavy metals found in landfills (i.e. mercury, cadmium, etc.).


RMC is fully permitted under the Ministry of Environment Permit No. A120316, to receive and process all waste battery types on site.