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City of Kingston to collect household batteries next week

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The City of Kingston’s annual curbside household battery collection will take place the week of Nov. 8 to 13. Residents are asked to place their used single-use household batteries out for collection in a clear, sealed plastic bag beside their curbside waste on collection day. 

“Never put batteries in the garbage. 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,” said Adam Mueller, Acting Supervisor of Solid Waste.  

The best place for the bag of used batteries is on the ground beside your recycling box or next to another curbside waste container where it can be easily seen by a collector, according to a release from the City. 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 on Sunday, Nov. 7 – a time when Kingston Fire & Rescue urges people to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. 

Batteries can also be dropped off any time 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.
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