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News Release: October 5, 2018

Peel Kicks Off 2018 Curbside Battery Collection in Fall

BRAMPTON, ON (October 5, 2018) – The Region of Peel is asking single family households to start collecting used batteries for their curbside collection, which runs from October 15-26, 2018.

"Recycling batteries is good for the environment. If they go into landfill, there is a high possibility of batteries leaking into the ground and causing soil and water pollution," says Norman Lee, Director of Waste Management for the Region of Peel. “By participating in this initiative, you will help support our goal of 75% waste diversion by 2034. So far, we have avoided 47.5 tonnes of batteries from ending up in landfill and hope to do even better this Fall."

Residents can:

Residents should place their used batteries in a resealable bag and place it on top of their closed green organics cart for collection during recycling week. Residents who do not have a green organics cart can place their battery bags beside their recycling bags. Those who miss their curbside battery collection or live in a multi-residential apartment or condominium building, can take their household batteries to any of our CRCs or drop them in battery drop-off barrels across the region.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for more than 1.5 million people and 175,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. Recognized as a leader in management and service delivery, the Region of Peel is the only government organization at any level to receive Excellence Canada's Platinum Award for Excellence, Innovation and Wellness®. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

Media Contacts

Sangeeta Sundaresan
Communication Specialist, Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 x 7963