What to do with it when you're done with it
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Recycle your Batteries

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Vehicle and household batteries contain toxic heavy metals and acids that can cause serious environmental problems when they are disposed of with regular garbage.

Look for solar powered products, or use an AC/DC adapter to avoid the use of batteries. When you do need batteries, choose rechargeable batteries. Using them many times will save you money. Both single use and rechargeable batteries can be recycled.

Registered battery recyclers can reprocess lead, sulphuric acid and plastic casings from vehicle batteries.

County residents can drop off all types of batteries (rechargeable, single use and vehicle) at the Peterborough City/County Municipal Hazardous or Special Waste Depot at 400 Pido Road or the seasonal MHSW sites free of charge. For locations and hours of operation call County of Peterborough Environmental Services at 705-775-2737 or visit www.county.peterborough.on.ca.

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