Peel Regional Council has approved the implementation of a curbside battery collection program beginning in 2016. The program will consist of two curbside single-use battery collection events per year, at an approximate cost of $150,000.
Household single-use batteries are considered Household Hazardous Waste which is not currently included in the Region’s curbside collection program. Batteries are accepted free of charge at any of the Region’s Community Recycling Centres (CRC’s) and can also be dropped off at designated barrels located at approximately 70 City of Mississauga, City of Brampton and Town of Caledon facilities. Adding batteries to the Region’s curbside collection program could result in approximately 40 per cent of the available batteries being captured and disposed of properly. Staff will evaluate the program for a one year period considering the amount of batteries collected and the cost of the program, and will report back to Regional Council with the findings.
For more information about Waste Programs in the Region of Peel, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/pw/waste/