City of Kingston to collect used batteries at curbside

Photo by Roberto Sorin.

The City of Kingston’s curbside household battery collection will take place the week of Apr. 22 to 26, 2024. 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 their regular collection day.

“Never put batteries in the garbage. We hold this collection during the spring-cleaning season to help remind you it’s time to properly dispose of dead single-use batteries as you get your home ready for the change in season,” said Adam Mueller, Supervisor of Solid Waste Disposal for the City of Kingston.

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.

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

The battery collection is in partnership with E360 Solutions. Find a list of additional drop-off locations at www.rawmaterials.com or www.call2recycle.ca. In addition, the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot — which also accepts batteries of all types — reopened for the season at its Lappan’s Lane location earlier this month.

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