You can win a prize for dropping off used batteries in Niagara

Published April 14, 2023 at 3:56 pm

Battery collection day coming to Mississauga Brampton Caledon

If you have batteries to dispose of, doing so safely could get you an Amazon or Visa gift card.

The Niagara Region recently announced that its battery drop-off contest will kick off on Monday, April 17 and run until Friday, April 21.

During that time, the first 10 residents to drop off acceptable batteries each day at one of Niagara Region’s drop-off locations will receive a $10 Amazon gift card.

All residents dropping off batteries will also be eligible for entry into a draw for a $50 Visa gift card.

“Niagara Region’s Battery Recycling program is available at all four Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Depots,” the Region said in a news release.

“This program was initiated in an effort to keep hazardous waste materials from entering our landfill sites, recover recyclable metals and provide a safe disposal method for residents.”

The Region says that batteries, particularly lithium-based batteries, can start fires if not disposed of correctly.

The contest is hosted in partnership with Call2Recycle.

Battery drop-off locations
1300 Bridge St., Fort Erie
Monday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Humberstone Landfill
700 Humberstone Rd., Welland
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Niagara Road 12 Landfill
Landfill open to residents of Grimsby, Lincoln, Pelham and West Lincoln. Household Hazardous Waste Depot open to all residents.
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday – Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturdays:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Thorold Yard Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Depot
3557 Thorold Townline Rd., Thorold
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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