Niagara Region is collecting used batteries next week to help keep them out of landfills.
Residents are asked to leave unwanted batteries in a sealed, clear plastic bag next to their recycling by 7 a.m. on the morning of their regular collection day between April 23 to 27.
The Region encourages residents to leave only undamaged standard batteries (A, AA, AAA, C, D) along with 6-volt, 9-volt, and button cell batteries.
Masking tape should be used to cover the ends or terminals of button cell, 6-volt and 9-volt batteries.
Rechargeable battery packs, such as lithium-ion, nickel cadmium and nickel-metal hydride will also be accepted.
The Region will not accept any car, industrial or leaking batteries.
Unaccepted batteries can be dropped off at the nearest hazardous waste depot.
For more information call 905-356-4141 or visit, niagararegion.ca/waste.