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Recycle household batteries at the curb the week of Nov. 2 – 6

Posted on Friday October 30, 2015
Batteries
Double A batteries

Divert your spent household batteries from landfill by placing them at the curb for recycling pickup during the week of Nov. 2 – 6, 2015.

Coinciding with the week following daylight savings time, the City of Orillia is encouraging residents to place their old batteries (AA, AAA, D, button batteries, etc.) in sealed, clear plastic bags on top of their paper recycling box. They will be picked up on your regular collection day and sent for recycling.

“Batteries aren’t meant to be thrown in the trash. Keeping corrosive products, like batteries, out of our landfill is extremely important in protecting the environment,” said Greg Preston, Manager of Waste Management.

Download the City of Orillia’s new mobile app Pingstreet and get your personalized curbside collection schedule, including battery pickup, on your mobile device. Pingstreet is a free app for mobile devices and provides Orillia residents/visitors with real-time access to helpful information using engaging tools.

Spent household batteries can also be dropped off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 100 Kitchener St. during regular business hours. Visit orillia.ca/recyclingtips for more information.

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 orillia.ca.

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Greg Preston
Manager of Waste Management
705-325-2444
gpreston@orillia.ca

Jennifer Ruff
Manager of Communications
705-325-8929
705-238-9209 (cell)
jruff@orillia.ca