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Kawartha Lakes residents to be congratulated on successful curbside battery collection

April 18, 2017 - The City would like to extend sincere appreciation to all residents who participated in the March Curbside Waste battery collection event. The success of this new program was clear as the numbers surpassed the first successful collection held in September. We collected an estimated 3000 kilograms of batteries. This represents 12 large 45 gallon drums full of batteries.

This is excellent news to share as we celebrate Earth Week. Batteries contain heavy metals like mercury and cadmium. Collecting batteries ensures we keep these harmful materials out of our landfills and from being dispersed into the environment. Additionally, we are reducing the total volume going into our landfills.

Our next battery pickup event will be during the week of November 5-9 when we change the clocks back for daylight savings time.

Used batteries (1.5 V, 6 V and 9V) can be dropped off at any Municipal Service Centre or at the Household Hazardous waste depots at the Lindsay Ops and Fenelon Landfills.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 extension 1355
cdavidson@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

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