Did you know that old batteries in the garbage can cause significant environmental damage? Niagara Region has scheduled a battery collection this week, the collection will take place on your regular collection day. All you need to do is put your household batteries in a clear plastic bag with tape covering the terminals and place the bag beside your recycling bins. For more information click on the link. https://www.niagararegion.ca/waste/collection/items/batteries.aspx
- Standard A, AA, AAA, C, D
- Button Cells (watch batteries, toys, electronics, greeting cards, calculators)
- Rechargeable battery packs – NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion
- Car batteries (wet lead acid batteries)
- Industrial batteries
- Leaking batteries
Batteries not accepted in the curbside collection can be dropped off at a household hazardous waste depot.
Preparing your Batteries for Collection
Step 1 For safety reasons, using masking tape, place tape over both ends/sides of lithium and button cell batteries and 9-volt batteries.
Step 2Place the used batteries in a clear plastic bag and seal. Batteries must be in a clear plastic bag in order to be picked up.
Step 3 On your regular collection day place the sealed bag beside your Blue or Grey Box. Batteries must be visible to the collection staff.
Disposing Batteries Throughout the Year
Residents have a number of options to dispose of batteries year around if they miss their curbside collection date.