Have you ever wondered where to put your old non-rechargeable batteries or what impact these batteries are having on landfills? Because of the negative impact batteries have on landfills the province has banned them from entering landfills and deemed that they must be disposed of at household hazardous waste facilities. The Municipality of the County of Antigonish is please to accept non-rechargeable household batteries at the municipal office (box inside front entrance).
This service will allow county residents to return alkaline/lithium batteries (D, C, AA, AAA, 9-volt, 12-volt, etc.) as well as button type batteries (watch, hearing aid batteries, etc.) at no charge. All types of household batteries can also be returned to the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) depot at the Beech Hill Solid Waste-Resource Management Facility.
Each year the County and Town of Antigonish, in conjunction with Eastern Regional Solid Waste Management host a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Special Drop-Off Event for area residents. This event is sponsored by Divert NS. For information on the dates for this event contact:
Eastern Region Solid Waste Management
P.O. Box 111, 151 Waste Management Rd
As a reminder empty, dry paint cans are garbage. Remove the cover before placing in the clear garbage bag for collection.
For more information on Household Hazardous Waste check out the Divert NS website.
For further information, please contact us at (902) 863-1117.