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Do you have Old Batteries Around? Time to Ditch Em!

Posted on Thursday, April 13 2017

Do you have Old Batteries Around? Time to Ditch Em!

I dunno about you, but I always feel guilty when I just throw a battery away...I mean that cannot be good for the earth right? Where do they go? 

Well in two weeks I can collect all those batteries and have the city get rid of them for me! April 24-28 all across the region single-family homes and apartments with up to six units will be able to place their used or unwanted batteries at the curb on their regular collection day.

It's so simple! Just place those undamaged acceptable batteries, in a sealed, clear plastic bag, beside your Blue or Grey Box by 7 a.m. on the morning of your normal garbage/recycling collection day. 

All batteries collected will be recycled. 

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

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Stephanie Mizzi


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