Major Garbage and Recycling News for Brampton

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You know that household waste you're never sure what to do with?

It looks like an answer is en route.

The Region of Peel (a region comprised of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon) recently announced that curbside battery collection is kicking off this fall.

Now, single family households can start collecting used batteries for their curbside collection, which runs from October 15-26, 2018.

Recycling batteries is good for the environment. If they go into landfill, there is a high possibility of batteries leaking into the ground and causing soil and water pollution,” says Norman Lee, director of Waste Management for the Region of Peel.

"By participating in this initiative, you will help support our goal of 75 per cent waste diversion by 2034. So far, we have avoided 47.5 tonnes of batteries from ending up in landfill and hope to do even better this fall.”

The region says residents can set out single-use household batteries such as A, AA, AAA, C, D, 9 volt and button cell and drop off all other batteries to one of Peel's Community Recycling Centres (CRCs) year-round free of charge.

If you don't know where your closes CRC is, click here.

The region says residents should place their used batteries in a resealable bag and place it on top of their closed green organics cart for collection during recycling week.

Residents who do not have a green organics cart can place their battery bags beside their recycling bags.

Those who miss their curbside battery collection or live in a multi-residential apartment or condominium building can take their household batteries to any of our CRCs or drop them in battery drop-off barrels across the region.

So there you have it—there's no need to keep old batteries lying around any longer.

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