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Batteries (single use)

This item is household hazardous waste (HHW).

This item has options for disposal.

Option 1: Peel Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

  • Residents may take single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell batteries to a Peel CRC for safe disposal.
  • Peel CRCs also accept rechargeable batteries.
  • Businesses are required to sign up for the Business Hazardous Waste Program before dropping off batteries at a Peel CRC at a pre-scheduled time.

Option 2: Battery recycling barrels

  • Drop single-use batteries into battery recycling barrels at participating libraries, community centres, municipal facilities and retailers throughout Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.

Option 3: Orange Drop retailers

  • Take batteries to a local participating Orange Drop retailer.

Option 4: Battery Collection Period (for curbside collection only)

  • Your used batteries will be collected on your recycling collection day during battery collection periods, which takes place twice a year in the Spring and Fall. Check Region of Peel’s website for specific dates in April and October. Find your battery collection day.
  • During Battery Collection Periods, gather your used, single-use A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt and button cell batteries for curbside collection.
  • Put your used batteries in a transparent, sealable bag. On your battery pickup day, place the filled bag on top of your closed organics cart.
  • If you don’t have an organics cart, place your filled battery bag beside your recycling bags.

For residents living in multi-residential apartment/condominium buildings:

  • Use options 1, 2 or 3.
  • Check with your building’s property management to find out if your building participates in battery collection service through the Region of Peel. If so, use the designated battery collection containers available at your building for safe disposal of acceptable batteries.

Additional information:

  • Never pour HHW down the drain or put it at the curb for collection.
  • HHW can be harmful to people, animals, and the environment if it isn’t disposed of properly.
  • Peel CRCs accept HHW items free of charge from residents of Peel.
  • CRCs accept a maximum of 80 L of HHW per day.

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