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Curbside battery collection starts November 14

Guelph, Ont., November 3, 2015 – The City is collecting single-use alkaline batteries at the curb, November 14 to 25, for safe disposal and recycling. “We piloted a curbside battery collection and recycling program last fall that diverted over 6,000 pounds of batteries from the landfill,” explains Heather Connell, manager of integrated services at Solid Waste Resources. “Given the success of the 2015 battery collection program, we’re running it again this fall.” A battery collection bag will be distributed to residents in the Guelph Mercury Tribune newspaper on Thursday, November 10. Battery collection will take place on blue cart collection days from November 14 to 25. To participate, residents are asked to: cover all 9-volt battery terminals with tape put used or unwanted single-use alkaline… Continue reading Curbside battery collection starts November 14