Region-wide curbside battery collection April 22 -26

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This news item was posted on 4/10/2019 1:04:00 PM and is an archived post

Residents across Niagara are being asked to bring their batteries to the curb for a special one-week collection this spring.

Residents of single-family homes and apartments up to six units will be able to place their used or unwanted batteries at the curb on their regular collection day the week of April 22 - 26.

This special, one-week only collection gives residents in all Niagara municipalities the opportunity to conveniently keep used and unwanted batteries out of our landfills. All batteries collected will be recycled. 

Residents are asked to place undamaged acceptable batteries, in a sealed, clear plastic bag, beside their Blue or Grey Box by 7 a.m. on the morning of their normal garbage/recycling collection day the week of April 22 -26 (do not place batteries at the curb night before collection). For safety reasons, please use masking tape to cover both ends of button cell batteries and the terminals of 6-volt and 9-volt batteries.

Acceptable batteries:

Standard A, AA, AAA, C, D batteries (both alkaline and heavy duty)
6-volt batteries (often used in lanterns)
9-volt batteries (often used in smoke detectors)
Button-cell batteries (watches, toys, calculators, electronics)
NiCad or NiMH rechargeable battery packs
Batteries not accepted:

Car batteries
Industrial batteries
Leaking batteries
Lithium batteries 
Batteries not accepted at the curb can be brought to a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot for proper disposal, free of charge. Commercial material not accepted.

For more information on preparing your batteries, or for a list of HHW Depot locations visit niagararegion.ca/waste? or call the Waste Info Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542.? 

Contact
Sherri Tait
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3414
[email protected]

Posted on: 4/10/2019 1:04 PM - Category: In the News