Where Do Old Batteries Go?

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

September 18, 2018 | | Environment

The toxic shells of old AAA, AA, A, C, D, 9 volt and button-cell batteries have piled up for six months. But help is at hand! You seal them in the orange collection bag (mailed to you by the county) and walk them to the roadside with your weekly recycling …

Recycle your old batteries through roadside collection

In Headwaters, Dufferin County and the towns of Caledon and Erin all have battery recycling programs. Erin and Dufferin offer roadside collection during specified program weeks. All three municipalities provide multiple drop­-off locations at community buildings and local retailers, and host regular Household Hazardous Waste drop­-off days. Erin has a mobile hazardous waste unit which rotates monthly through county facilities. See your municipal website for the list of battery drop ­ off locations and dates for HHW days.

About the Author More by Anthony Jenkins

Anthony Jenkins is a freelance writer and illustrator who lives in Mono.

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