The Regional Municipality of Durham

Public Service Announcement

Reminder: save unwanted batteries for April curbside collection

WHITBY, ON March 04, 2016

With the upcoming spring time change and local fire departments’ promotion of changing batteries in smoke alarms, the Region of Durham is reminding residents to save their used or unwanted batteries for recycling during the next curbside battery collection.


Battery collection occurs the week of April 18 on regular Blue Box collection days.


Households across Durham Region who currently receive curbside recycling collection services.


Batteries are not garbage. Up to 92 per cent of battery components are recyclable and recoverable.


Batteries should be stored in a cool, dry location, away from any flammable material, prior to disposal. During storage, battery terminals should not be in contact with conductive materials. The terminals on nine-volt batteries, in particular, should be covered prior to storage. Learn more about safe battery storage and disposal at

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For more information, please contact Corporate Communications.