Peel collecting used household batteries in March

Mississauga, February 19 (CINEWS): You can stop guiltily dropping those AAA batteries into your trash which by the way ends up leeching dangerous chemicals into the ground and can eventually contaminate the very water you drink.peelbattery
Starting next month the Region of Peel is collecting single-use household batteries from the curb.
Residents are encouraged to gather used A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell batteries for recycling.
Resealable battery bags will be mailed to each household in the region receiving curbside waste collection service. Homes should get the bag before March 14.
Place unwanted household batteries in the bag and seal it.
Batteries will be collected from March 14 to 25 on the same day that recycling is collected.
A fall battery collection is also scheduled for Nov. 7 to 18.
On battery collection day, put the sealed bag on top of closed and locked green organics carts. If you don’t receive organics collection the sealed battery bags can be placed beside recycling bags.
Batteries can also be disposed into a battery recycling barrel at participating libraries, community centres, municipal centres and retailers. Peel Community Recycling Centres accept used household batteries as well.
Used batteries, which contain hazardous materials, shouldn’t be thrown in with regular garbage or recycling.
Larger batteries, such as automotive or power tool batteries, are not collected with curbside waste. Neither are rechargeable batteries, such as those used in cell phones and cameras.
Those batteries should be taken to Community Recycling Centres for free disposal.
For more information visit peelregion.ca/waste.

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