News release: September 28, 2021
Contribute to a greener Peel with fall curbside battery pickup
Brampton, ON (September 28, 2021) – During the fall battery collection period, which runs from October 18 to 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 Region 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 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.
Thanks to your efforts, we have recycled 125 tonnes of batteries since 2016 – which is huge, since a single tonne of weight is equal to 2,000 pounds! This is bringing us steps closer to achieving our mandate of diverting 75% of Peel’s waste from landfill by 2034 and moving toward a healthier and greener community for everyone.
Garnet Barnsdale, Manager, Waste Collections
Region of Peel
The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected Community for Life for approximately 1.5 million people and over 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. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter @regionofpeel and Instagram @peelregion.ca.