Single-use Batteries

Eastern

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Single-use batteries, or dry-cell batteries, are considered hazardous waste since they contain toxic heavy metals and acids that can pollute the environment when disposed of in a landfill. The most common types are alkaline and zinc carbon batteries often used in flashlights and battery-operated toys. Once the power source has been drained, these batteries must be disposed of properly.

Eastern Waste Management – Collection Events

Eastern Waste Management provides disposal services and collection events for household hazardous waste (HHW), such as oil, paint, fluorescent light bulbs, batteries.

Location: Servicing communities in Eastern Newfoundland (metro municipalities are serviced by the Residential Drop-off at the Robin Hood Bay Regional Landfill).
Phone: 709-579-7960
Email: info@easternwaste.ca
Web: www.easternwaste.ca

Residential Drop-Off – Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility

The Robin Hood Bay Regional Waste Management Facility provides residents in the eastern waste management region with free disposal services at the Residential Drop-Off site. Items accepted include: bulk waste, beverage containers (excludes glass), mixed containers, paper, cardboard, electronics, garbage, household hazardous waste (HHW), paint, oil, yard waste scrap metal and MMSB program tires (highway, passenger, light truck and motorcycle tires).

Location: 340 East White Hills Road, St. John’s
Phone: 311
Web: www.robinhoodbay.ca

Home Depot

In partnership with Call-2-Recycle, The Home Depot Canada offers free battery and cell phone recycling to customers at all The Home Depot Canada stores.

Location: 70 Kelsey Drive
Phone: 1-800-628-0525
Web: www.homedepot.ca

Think About It

Rechargeable batteries can save you money and cut down on the amount of waste you generate.