Curbside Battery Collection

Niagara residents can place their used batteries at the curb on April 18 - 22, 2016 for collection during their regular collection day.

Residents must live in a single family home or multi-family home with less than six units.

Acceptable Batteries

  • Standard A, AA, AAA, C, D
  • 6V
  • 9V
  • Button Cells (watch batteries, toys, electronics, greeting cards, calculators)
  • Rechargeable battery packs - NiCad, NiMH, or Lithium Ion

Unacceptable Batteries

  • Car batteries (wet lead acid batteries)
  • Industrial batteries
  • Leaking batteries

Batteries not accepted in the curbside collection can be dropped off at a household hazardous waste depot.

Preparing your Batteries for Collection

Step 1: Place masking tape over both ends/sides of lithium and button cell batteries and 9-volt batteries Step 1

For safety reasons, using masking tape, place tape over both ends/sides of lithium and button cell batteries and 9-volt batteries.


Step 2: Place batteries in a clear plastic bag and sealStep 2

Place the used batteries in a clear plastic bag and seal. Batteries must be in a clear plastic bag in order to be picked up.


Step 3: On your regular collection day place the sealed bag beside your Blue or Grey Box. Batteries must be visible to the collection staffStep 3

On your regular collection day place the sealed bag beside your Blue or Grey Box. Batteries must be visible to the collection staff.

Disposing Batteries Throughout the Year

Residents have a number of options to dispose of batteries year around if they miss their curbside collection date.


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