Battery Curbside Collection Update

The results are in for the special Battery Curbside Collection and City residents are to be congratulated on a job well done.

During the special week-long event November 12 – 15, 2013, the City of Peterborough collected 3.2 tonnes of household batteries. This one-week total is more than half the amount collected at our Household Hazardous Waste Depot in all of 2012.

Clearly, residents appreciated the convenience of a curbside collection. Please remember though, that this was a special collection, and batteries are not normally collected with recycling.

City residents are encouraged to continue to recycle your spent batteries at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot, or, save them for the next curbside collection in March 2014. The Household Hazardous Waste Depot is open year-round, Wednesday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., to accept your batteries and other household hazardous wastes, free of charge.

Visit for more details, or call 705-742-7777, ext 1657 or toll free 1-855-738-3755, ext 1657.