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Battery Collection Period (for curbside only)

Batteries are collected at the curb twice a year in the spring and fall. Find your battery pickup day. Sign up to get free weekly waste collection reminders.

Guidelines for battery collection:
  • All single-use and rechargeable batteries that weigh less than 5 kg (11 lbs). 
  • Car batteries and sealed lead acid batteries are not accepted. Take them to a CRC for free disposal.

Preparing for battery collection:

  • Tape the ends of all rechargeable and 9V batteries before disposal.
  • On your battery pickup day, put single-use and rechargeable batteries in a clear resealable bag.
  • Place the bag on top of your closed green bin.
  • If you don’t have a green bin, place your bag of batteries beside your recycling bags.
  • You can also put the rechargeable batteries individually into bags and those into the bag of batteries to be placed at the curb.

For apartment and condominiums:

  • Check with your building’s property management for proper disposal options.

Community Recycling Centres (CRCs)

Additional information:

You can also drop off used batteries at an Orange Drop location or other locations in Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

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