Batteries are HAZARDOUS waste and should never be thrown in the garbage or recycle bin. They can ooze harmful chemicals and cause fires. Take your used batteries to a drop-off location any time of the year, or bring them to our Household Hazardous Waste event.
How to safely store batteries at home:
Don’t toss them in a drawer with metal items like coins, paper clips, screws.
Tape the ends with electrical tape, clear packing tape, duct tape, seal them in a bag, OR put them back into their original package.
Store them in a plastic container in a cool, dark place – room temperature but not in direct sun or heat.
Don’t stockpile them for too long.
How to recycle batteries with River Valley Mike
You can drop off your batteries at 1131 West Riverside Drive, Perth-Andover. Batteries will need to be individually bagged if not taped. Bags of batteries not taped will not be accepted.
For more information, please visit www.call2recycle.ca.