It’s that time of year again. Region of Peel waste collection is about to kick off its fall curbside collection of single-use household batteries.
From October 16 to 26, Brampton residents can place their single-use batteries including A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell batteries at the curb.
Simply put the used batteries you want to recycle in a reusable bag, ideally a Ziploc-type bag. Place the bag on top of your closed green organics cart or beside your recycling bags at the curb.
“Recycling batteries is good for the environment. If they go into landfill, there is a high possibility of batteries leaking into the ground and causing soil and water pollution,” says Norman Lee, Director of Waste Management for the Region of Peel.
The Region of Peel currently has a goal of 75% waste diversion by 2034. So far the region has successfully diverted 47.5 tonnes of batteries from landfills.
If you happen to miss curbside pickup of batteries, or if you live in a multi-residential apartment or condo building, you can take your household batteries to Peel’s Community Recycling Centres (CRCs). Visit www.peelregion.ca/waste to find a centre near you.