Residents can set aside their single-use household batteries for a special curbside collection scheduled for the week of Nov. 6 – 10.
Batteries should be placed in a clear, sealed plastic bag and set beside regular waste containers on the usual collection day.
According to Adam Mueller, Supervisor of Solid Waste Disposal, “Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can harm the environment and should never be put in the garbage. We offer this collection to help residents easily and properly dispose of dead single-use batteries in an effort to keep our environment safe.”
For optimal visibility, it’s advised to position the bagged batteries on the ground adjacent to a recycling box or another curbside waste receptacle. Also note that large batteries—like those from cars or tools—will not be accepted during this collection period.
“Battery collection week also coincides with daylight saving time, when we’re reminded to replace our smoke detector batteries,” said Mueller. “It’s a good opportunity to insert fresh batteries and dispose of the old ones.”
For those unable to take advantage of the curbside collection, there are alternative drop-off options available throughout the city:
- City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
- INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
- Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC), 196 Lappan’s Lane
This environmental initiative is a collaboration between the city and E360 Solutions.