Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tell One Friend: Take Your Battery out to an Eco Station

If a household item makes noise, lights up or connects to the Internet, then it almost certainly has a battery. Did you know that batteries in the garbage can leak toxic chemicals into the air, soil and water? The can also interact with other items in the trash and explode or catch fire.

Do you use a lot of batteries?

Try rechargeable batteries. Making the switch saves money, reduces waste, and helps the environment.

Juicy Tips

  • It's FREE to drop off batteries, e-waste and Household Hazardouswaste at Eco Stations.
  • Find the closest Eco Station. Visit
  • Take batteries out of devices.
    Remember batteries in remote car locks, watches, musical greeting cards, cell phones and more...
  • Put tape over both ends of the battery. This prevents reactions with other objects.
  • Batteries (and other Household Hazardous Waste) are not accepted at Big Bin Events.
  • Edmontonians can also discard batteries at many local retailers.
    Click here for local retailers that recycle batteries.

Share Your Message Effectively

Try these tips to connect with friends, family, neighbours, and co-workers.

Model the Behaviour
Show friends and family how to store and drop off batteries to Eco Stations or drop off location and how to find where.

Offer Timely Prompts
When you spot batteries that need replacing, remind friends and family about how to properly dispose of used batteries. Talk about the benefits of rechargeable batteries.

Give Positive Feedback
"You are really helping the environment by taking those batteries to the Eco Station!"

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