Fall battery collection runs Nov. 6 – 10

October 30, 2023

Put your single-use household batteries out for collection in a clear, sealed plastic bag alongside your curbside waste on your normal collection day during the week of Nov. 6 – 10. 

“Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can harm the environment and should never be put in the garbage,” says Adam Mueller, Supervisor of Solid Waste Disposal. “We offer this collection to help residents easily and properly dispose of dead single-use batteries in an effort to keep our environment safe.” 

Place your bag of batteries on the ground beside your recycling box or next to 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. 

“Battery collection week also coincides with daylight saving time, when we’re reminded to replace our smoke detector batteries. It’s a good opportunity to insert fresh batteries and dispose of the old ones,” says Mueller. 

Residents can also drop off batteries anytime at one of these 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 or www.call2recycle.ca

The battery collection is in partnership with E360 Solutions.