“Our program provides residents with convenient and environmentally responsible options to help them manage and reduce their waste,” said Brenda Osborne Director of Environment. “It’s about keeping hazardous waste such as used or unwanted batteries out of our landfills.”
Since its expansion in October of 2014, the program has collected over one tonne of batteries – that’s equivalent to a small compact car. By the end of 2015, the program is expected to collect over two metric tonnes of batteries.
Residents can recycle single use (non-rechargeable) batteries (A, AA, AAA, AAAA, C cell, D cell, 4.5-volt, 9-volt.) at any of the bins located by the customer service areas in each Library and Community Centre. To ensure safety, residents are asked to cover the battery terminals with electrical tape before dropping the batteries into bins.
For more information on battery recycling please visit http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/waste3rs.