The Kingston community is reminded that the City is collecting old batteries this week as a convenience to residents and to ensure they are disposed of properly.
Used batteries can be put out in a clear, sealed plastic bag beside curbside waste on your regular garbage collection day, beginning November 8 until 13. Car batteries and other types of large batteries will not be collected.
“Never put batteries in the garbage,” said Adam Mueller, Acting Supervisor of Solid Waste.”We hold this collection just after the clocks fall back to help you remember it’s time to properly dispose of dead single-use batteries.”
The City suggests the best place to put the bagged batteries is next to your recycling box on the ground or beside another curbside waste container where it can be easily seen by a collector. Car, tool and other types of large batteries will not be collected.
The battery collection is in partnership with E360 Solutions and coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time. That’s when Kingston Fire & Rescue also 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 www.rawmaterials.com and at www.call2recycle.org.