The City of Kingston is collecting old batteries next week as a public convenience to ensure they are disposed of properly.
You can put out used batteries for collection in a clear, sealed plastic bag beside your curbside waste during the collection week of November 5 to 9.
In 2017, the City’s battery collection properly diverted over fourteen 45-gallon drums full of batteries.
“Batteries should never go in with your regular garbage,” said Heather Roberts, director of solid waste services, in a release. “This yearly collection is a convenient way to properly dispose of single-use batteries.”
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The City suggests the best place to put your bag of used batteries is next to your recycling box on the ground or beside another curbside waste container where it can be spotted easily by a collector. Car batteries and other types of large batteries will not be collected.
The battery collection coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 4.
That’s when Kingston Fire & Rescue suggests everyone replace the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, making it a perfect time to dispose of the old detector batteries during this collection.
Batteries can also be dropped off any time of the year at the following locations:
- City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
- INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
- Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan’s Lane
- Find a list of additional drop-off locations at rawmaterials.com or call2recycle.org