Peel Region Kicks Off 2017 Curbside Battery Collection During Earth Week
BRAMPTON, ON (April 10, 2017) – 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% by 2034. Thanks to our residents, we collected 54 tonnes of batteries last year,” says Norman Lee, Peel Region Director of Waste Management.
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
The Region of Peel provides waste management services in Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Visit peelregion.ca/waste to check battery collection dates.
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel’s services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.