Looking to Recycle Old Batteries in Mississauga?

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If you have a bunch of old batteries lying around that you don't want to toss in the trash, you're in luck—you can recycle them.

The Region of Peel recently announced that residents are encouraged to put their used household batteries out for curbside collection beginning 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. Thanks to our residents, we collected 54 tonnes of batteries last year," says Norman Lee, Peel Region Director of Waste Management.

The region is asking residents to place single-use household batteries—A, AA, AAA, C, D 9 Volt and button cell—in a resealable plastic bag and place it on top (not inside of) their closed green organics cart on collection day during recycling week.

If your waste is picked up at charge piles and you do not have green organics carts, you can place your battery bags beside your recycling bags on your collection date.

If you miss your special collection date, you can take your 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, click here.

To find out your battery collection date, click here.

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