Curb­side col­lec­tion of bat­ter­ies this week

The Peterborough Examiner - - OPINION - EX­AM­INER STAFF

A curb­side col­lec­tion of used house­hold bat­ter­ies is tak­ing place in the city this week.

The one-week-only col­lec­tion be­gan Tues­day and con­tin­ues to Fri­day on reg­u­lar blue box col­lec­tion days.

Peter­bor­ough res­i­dents can place their used bat­ter­ies in a reg­u­lar zip-lock plas­tic bag or in one of the special or­ange bat­tery-re­cy­cling bags that had been de­liv­ered to homes for pickup, ac­cord­ing to Janelle Carey, the city’s waster di­ver­sion co-or­di­na­tor.

Bat­tery bags should be placed on top of the blue box used for pa­per, a re­lease from the city states.

Peo­ple should en­sure the bag is closed so that bat­ter­ies don’t fall out, the re­lease states.

The city is urg­ing res­i­dents not to put bat­ter­ies in blue boxes or the garbage at any other time.

Peo­ple who miss the col­lec­tion or live in an apart­ment should take their used bat­ter­ies to the city’s House­hold Haz­ardous Waste De­pot on Pido Road in the city’s south­east end.

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