The City of Charlottetown has partnered with Call2Recycle Inc. to establish a battery recycling kiosk in celebration of National Battery Recycling Day, which was Feb. 18.
The new public drop-off location for used batteries is at City Hall (199 Queen St.), 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. It is located just inside the front doors of the building. Bags are provided for batteries that require terminal protection and to ensure safe disposal.
The public is reminded that used batteries at home should be stored in a non-metal container until they can be safety disposed of at a recycling station. Used batteries improperly stored or thrown in the trash can spark and possibly cause a fire.
Batteries that end up in landfills can also be harmful to wildlife and the environment.
For more information on safely storing batteries, visit https://www.call2recycle.ca/protect-store-recycle/. For a list of other battery recycling stations in Charlottetown, visit https://call2recycle.ca/locator.