City of Kingston’s fall battery collection to take place next week

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The City of Kingston’s fall curbside household battery collection will take place the week of Nov. 7, 2022. 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. 

“Batteries contain toxic chemicals that can harm the environment and should never be put in the garbage,” said 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.” 

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.

“Battery collection week also coincides with [the end of] 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,” said Mueller. 

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.

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