Niagara Region to provide region-wide curbside battery collection

One week only –  April 23rd to -27th

A News Release from Niagara’s regional government

Posted April 13th, 2018 on Niagara At Large

Niagara, Ontario – 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 with 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 23 – 27.

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 23 -27 (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)
  • Lithium rechargeable batteries (computer batteries)
  • NiCad or NiMH rechargeable battery packs
  • Batteries not accepted:
  • Car batteries
  • Industrial batteries
  • Leaking batteries

For more information on preparing your batteries, visit niagararegion.ca/waste​ or call the Waste Info Line at 905-356-4141 or 1-800-594-5542.​ 

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