Kick your batteries to the curb Orillia
Written By: Friday, November 3rd 2017

On the week following Daylight Savings Time, Orillia residents are encouraged to place used batteries at the curb for special collection. From Nov. 6 – 10, 2017, residents can set out spent household batteries (AA, AAA, D, button batteries etc.) in sealed clear plastic bags, such as a Ziploc bag, and place it on top of their recycling box for paper.

“Batteries are not meant to go to landfill because they contain corrosive chemicals that can leach into the ground and create environmental problems,” said Greg Preston, the City’s Manager of Waste Management. “This week-long special collection provides Orillia residents another means of properly disposing of their used household batteries.”

Residents are also encouraged to replace batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms when you move your clocks an hour back.

The curbside battery collection program does not include businesses and apartments that set out large roll-out carts. There are a number of year-round disposal options for batteries including various retailers in the city and Orillia’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot located at the Waste Diversion Site, 100 Kitchener St.