THUNDER BAY – ENVIRONMENT – Thunder Bay’s curbside battery collection takes place on residents’ regular recycling days between April 18 – 28, providing the opportunity to conveniently and safely recycle spent household batteries.
“Last spring, City workers collected 3.2 metric tonnes of batteries, which were shipped off and safely recycled,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste and Recycling Services. “With the popularity of the program growing, this year we expect to beat that figure.”
Batteries can be placed in the orange Battery Recycling bags that were recently delivered to Thunder Bay households. City waste collection staff will pick up the bags at the curb during regular recycling days between April 18 and 28. The bags are collected separately from other recycling.
One hundred per cent of the battery components, along with the recycling bags themselves, will be recycled.
Any resident with curbside waste collection who did not receive an orange Battery Recycling bag, or who requires extras, is asked to call the City’s Dispatch at 625-2195 or visit thunderbay.ca/batteries to print out an insert that can be placed in any clear, re-sealable bag.
The City of Thunder Bay’s first curbside battery collection program was offered in March 2014, and was the first such program offered in Northern Ontario. Since its inception, the program has diverted 13 metric tonnes of household batteries from the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility.
For more information, visit: thunderbay.ca/batteries