Residents can now drop off used batteries for free at Guelph libraries and City Hall

There are seven new locations across the city where residents can drop off their used batteries for free recycling, starting today.
All six Guelph Public Library branches and City Hall have bins in place to collect single use, rechargeable, button cell, 9V and lithium batteries for recycling.
“Making responsible disposal of used batteries even easier to access will encourage greater participation in this recycling program” said Heather Connell, the City’s Program Development Supervisor at Solid Waste Resources.
The City will also continue to collect used batteries at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Depot, located at the Waste Resource Innovation Centre at 110 Dunlop Drive. For hours of operation, visit
Last year a total of 8,909 kilograms of alkaline and rechargeable batteries were recycled through the HHW Depot.
This initiative will increase waste diversion and is aligned with the recommendations of the Solid Waste Management Master Plan, published in 2008.


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