(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Have you received your battery bag yet? Thunder Bay Curbside Waste Collection would like to remind the public that starting June 5th to 15th, battery pickup will be taking place on your regular recycling day.
Fill up your battery bag with your old batteries and put them on the curbside with your regular recycling. City Waste Collection will come by and pick up your bags.
If you didn’t get your bag or you need extras you can easily print off this PDF insert http://www.thunderbay.ca/Assets/Battery+recycling+bag+insert+2018.pdf and use it in your own resealable bag. If you are a rural resident you will find your battery bag inside the advertising bag containing The Source.
The importance of recycling batteries is tremendous for our health and the environment. Batteries may not be harmful to us while we use them, but when they are disposed improperly they can have dangerous health and environmental consequences.
Overtime, batteries disposed of in landfills leak chemicals and metals into our soil, groundwater, streams and lakes. Battery recycling is easy to do and it leaves a positive lasting impression on our environment and health. For more information go to http://www.Thunderbay.ca/batteries
Sources : Thunder Bay Solid Waste Management Strategy & thunderbay.ca