Niagara Region will recycle your unwanted batteries free of charge.
A curbside battery collection is set to take place April 18 to 22 in all 12 municipalities.
Residents of single-family homes and apartments with up to six units can place their used or unwanted batteries at the curb on their regular garbage collection day.
Standard alkaline and heavy duty batteries, 6- and 9-volt batteries, button-cell batteries and NiCad or NiMH rechargeable battery packs will be accepted.
Car, industrial and lithium batteries, as well as leaking batteries will not be collected.
Undamaged batteries should be placed in a sealed, clear plastic bag beside blue or grey boxes by 7 a.m. They should not be placed at the curb the night before collection.
For safety reasons, the Region is requesting that residents use masking tape to cover both ends of button cell batteries and the terminals of 6- and 9-volt batteries.
Throughout the rest of the year, residents can bring their batteries to several drop-off locations throughout the region at no cost. A full list of locations is available at www.niagararegion.ca/waste.
Visitors to the website also have the chance to win an iPad Air by entering the Region’s Battery Collection Challenge. http://www.niagararegion.ca/waste/collection/items/batteries.aspx