Put batteries out for collection Nov. 8 to 13

November 4, 2021

Put your used single-use household batteries out for collection in a clear, sealed plastic bag beside your curbside waste the collection week of Nov. 8 to 13.

“Never put batteries in the garbage. We hold this collection just after the clocks fall back to help you remember it’s time to properly dispose of dead single-use batteries,” says Adam Mueller, Acting Supervisor of Solid Waste.

The best place for the bag of used batteries is on the ground beside your recycling box or next to another curbside waste container where it can be easily seen by a collector.

Car, tool and other types of large batteries will not be collected.

The battery collection is in partnership with E360 Solutions and coincides with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, Nov. 7 – a time when Kingston Fire & Rescue urges people to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Drop off batteries anytime at one of these locations:

  • City Hall, 216 Ontario St.
  • INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.
  • Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) 196 Lappan’s Lane
  • Find a list of additional drop-off locations at www.rawmaterials.com or www.call2recycle.ca.