Batteries Dead? Recycle Instead!


Battery Bags will be hitting mailboxes on March 3rd, 2016!

During the weeks of March 14th, and March 21st, residents throughout the entire Quinte Waste Solutions’ service area will be encouraged to recycle all of their single-use household batteries.

Municipalities include:
City of Belleville, Centre Hastings, Marmora & Lake, Madoc Township, Prince Edward County, Stirling-Rawdon, Quinte West, Tyendinaga Township, and Tweed.

Step 1 – Place used or unwanted single-use, dry cell batteries inside the Battery Recycling Bag that you will receive in your mailbox on March 3rd.

Step 2 – Read the instructions on the bag carefully, fill the bag with your batteries, and seal the battery bag using the zip tab.

Step 3 – Place sealed battery bag on top of your curbside recycling box on your collection day that falls during the weeks of March 14th or March 21st, 2016.

It’s also a good idea to place masking tape over the terminals of any 6V, 9V, or button-type batteries as shown below:

That’s it!  Recycling your batteries is easy, and keeps this harmful material out of our landfills.  Please use the bag provided for you, and not any other type of bag.  The Orange bag is designed to be easily recognizable by our drivers.  Never put batteries in your blue box loose, or outside of the dates of this one time event.

Batteries you put in your battery recycling bag during these collection dates are sent to Raw Materials Company in Port Colborne, Ontario, where they are recycled using environmentally safe practices.  To learn more about battery recycling, visit

If you do not receive a battery bag on March 3rd, you can pick one up at your municipal office.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

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