Don’t put any kind of battery in your blue, green, or black carts. Batteries contain metals like lead, lithium, cadmium, and mercury that can be dangerous to human health and the environment. If they end up in any of your carts, batteries can get crushed and cause fires at the recycling, composting, and landfill facilities. Household batteries include non-rechargeable alkaline batteries (AA and AAA) and rechargeable batteries found in cellphones, laptops, and cordless power tools.
Safely dispose of batteries by taking them to a participating retailer for free recycling. For more information visit calgary.ca/battery.