Mississauga, Brampton residents being asked to help recharge waste recycling efforts

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Published September 30, 2021 at 3:18 pm

The Region of Peel is reminding residents about the upcoming fall battery collection period and that it’s never too late to start saving up your batteries for proper disposal.

The period runs from Oct. 18 to 28 in Mississauga and Brampton.

Residents can put all single-use and rechargeable batteries out for collection and ensure they’re disposed of safely.

“We have recycled 125 tonnes of batteries since 2016, which is huge,” said Garnet Barnsdale, manager of waste collections for the Region of Peel.

“This is bringing us closer to achieving our mandate of diverting 75 per cent of Peel’s waste from landfill by 2034 and moving toward a healthier and greener community for everyone.”

Peel Region has offered curbside battery collection every spring and fall since 2016. Residents can designate a container for battery storage in their home and start saving toward the next Peel battery collection period.

What to do for the battery collection period:

  • Check your waste collection calendar online to find out your battery collection day
  • Gather your used single-use and rechargeable batteries and place them at the curb on your designated day
  • On battery collection day, place your transparent, sealed bag of batteries on top of your closed green bin. If you don’t have a green bin, place your bag of batteries beside your recycling bags
  • If you live in an apartment/condominium, check with your building property manager on how to dispose of batteries safely
  • Sealed lead acid and car batteries are not accepted at the curb These and all other battery types are accepted free of charge at any Peel Community Recycling Centre year-round, for safe disposal.

As a reminder, batteries do not belong in garbage or recycling bins. If mixed with recycling, batteries can cause a fire hazard at the recycling facility. It also contaminates other recyclables and eventually ends up in the landfill.

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