Batteries dead? Recycle instead!
Curbside Battery Collection is happening in Dufferin County between March 13 and 17. Dufferin Waste offers special collection for single-use and rechargeable household batteries twice a year, coinciding with the daylight savings time change in the spring and fall.
Households that receive curbside collection should look for their orange battery bag in the mail and fill it up with their old single-use and rechargeable household batteries. Battery bags can also be picked up at the W. & M. Edelbrock Centre located at 30 Centre Street in Orangeville or local municipal offices if extra bags are needed, and/or if a resident did not receive one in the mail.
Residents are encouraged to use these orange battery bags for the upcoming curbside collection to help divert household batteries from landfill. In 2022, 6800 kg of batteries were diverted because of the Curbside Battery Collection Program, which helps reduce toxins in the environment.
New to the program this year, households are asked to place their battery bag on top of their green bin or beside their garbage (not on top of their blue box) by 7 am on their collection day the week of March 13. Clear, sealable bags are also accepted. No batteries can be placed in blue boxes, green bins or garbage.
Residents are advised to follow the instructions on the battery bag to ensure collection and proper recycling of batteries. 9V battery terminals should be covered with masking tape. Single-use and rechargeable household batteries can also be dropped off at battery drop-off bins around Dufferin County.
For more information on curbside battery collection, please visit www.dufferincounty.ca/waste. For weekly waste reminders, a tool to help with sorting and more, download the Dufferin Waste App on your Apple or Android device and follow Dufferin Waste on Facebook and Twitter.
Megan Ball, Manager of Communications