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Household Battery Recycling Update

Posted on Thursday June 25, 2020

Starting July 3, 2020, the Town of Parry Sound will begin accepting rechargeable household batteries in addition to regular single-use batteries as part of the household hazardous waste recycling program. This is in accordance with the new Ontario provincial regulation for the proper end-of-life management of batteries which are considered household hazardous waste.

Regular household batteries should not be thrown in the garbage or into your regular recycling box due to their chemical composition. Recycling your used household batteries helps keep potentially toxic materials out of landfills where they can be harmful to wildlife and the environment. Proper battery recycling also helps reduce potential fire hazards and, allows re-useable materials to be reclaimed to make new products.

Battery recycling is easy. Simply gather your old batteries and place each battery in a clear, sealable sandwich-type bag and bring them to the Parry Sound Transfer Station located at 57 MacFarlane Street. As used batteries can still hold a residual charge, sealing the batteries in bags will protect the batteries from sparking against each other and will ensure safe transportation for recycling.

Used battery collection is apart of the household hazardous waste recycling program and is availble for residents of Parry Sound, the Archipelago, Carling, McDougall, McKellar, Seguin & Whitestone. 

Click here for a full list of batteries you can bring to the Transfer Station for recycling. 

For more information about battery recycling, please visit our Transfer Station page or