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Take Charge and Recycle Your Batteries

Sep 12, 2013

The City of Mississauga is helping residents reduce waste by launching a public battery recycling pilot program at Mississauga Central Library.

“It’s about working together to help keep hazardous waste such as used or unwanted batteries out our landfills,” said Brenda Osborne, director, Environment. “Providing a convenient and environmentally responsible battery recycling program for our residents is a small but important step in protecting the environment.”

What:
Battery Recycling Collection at Mississauga Central Library
Residents are encouraged to drop off their single-use (non-rechargeable) dry cell batteries including A, AA, AAA, AAAA, C cell, D cell, 4.5-volt and 9-volt. Zipper storage bags will be provided to store batteries.

When:
September 2013 – March 2014

Where:
Mississauga Central Library
301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W.
Mississauga, ON L5B 3Y3

The battery collection box is located against the wall beside the customer service entrance (southeast corner of the main floor).

Cost:
Free

The success of the six month pilot project will determine if the collection of the batteries will expand to other Mississauga libraries and community centres.

Background
A battery recycling program has been in place for City of Mississauga staff at the Civic Centre since 2006. On average, 272 kg (600 pounds) of batteries have been collected each year. Batteries are collected in bins located in high traffic areas and then stored in drums until disposed of safely.

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As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 741,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focusing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money and maintaining infrastructure.

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