Sept. 28, 2021 – During the fall battery collection period, which runs from Oct. 18-28, 2021, residents can put all single-use and rechargeable batteries out for collection. This collection service provides residents a convenient way to ensure that their batteries are disposed of safely.
Don’t have batteries saved up for this collection period? It’s never too late to start! Since 2016, Peel has offered curbside battery collection every spring and fall. Designate a container for battery storage in your home today and start saving toward the next Peel battery collection period.
What to do for this fall battery collection period:
- Check your waste collection calendar online at peelregion.ca/waste 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 (CRC) 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.
For more information, check peelregion.ca/waste.