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Region kicks off curbside battery collection

April 12, 2017   ·   0 Comments

Peel residents are encouraged to put their used household batteries out for curbside battery collection starting the week of April 17.
“Participation in this program gets the Region closer to its target to reduce waste by 75 per cent by 2034,” Peel’s Director of Waste Management Norman Lee said. “Thanks to our residents, we collected 54 tonnes of batteries last year.”
Residents should place their single-use household batteries — A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell — in a resealable plastic bag and place it on top of their closed green organics cart for their collection day during their recycling week.
Residents whose bagged waste is picked up at charge piles, and who do not have green organics carts, can place their battery bags beside their recycling bags on their battery collection date.
Those who miss their special collection date can take their single-use household batteries to any Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or drop them in any battery drop-off barrel found in libraries, city halls and community centres. For a list of CRCs, visit peelregion.ca/waste/community-recycling-centres

         

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