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Kick your used batteries to the curb Orillia

Posted on Friday October 21, 2016
Household Batteries

On the week following Daylight Savings Time, Orillia residents are encouraged to place used batteries at the curb for special collection. From Nov. 7 – 12, 2016, 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.”

There is no collection on Remembrance Day (Friday, Nov. 11); therefore, Friday’s collection will be undertaken on Saturday, Nov. 12, which includes the special battery collection.

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.

For more information, call the City’s Waste Diversion Site at 705-325-3522.

The City of Orillia is a city of 31,000 people in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country on the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe.  Visit our website at


Greg Preston
Manager of Waste Management

Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-238-9209 (cell)