City recognized as a leader in sustainability by Call2Recycle

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Peterborough, ON – The City of Peterborough is the recipient of Call2Recycle’s Leader in Sustainability Award for 2023 in recognition of the community’s outstanding results in diverting batteries from landfill.

Peterborough residents diverted 4,241 kilograms of batteries from the landfill in 2023 using the municipality’s battery collection options, helping to ensure the environmentally responsible disposal and reuse of the materials.

The City of Peterborough works with Call2Recycle, a not-for-profit organization, that provides battery recycling programs nationwide to divert batteries from going to the City’s landfill.

“Thanks to your contributions and support of valued partners like you, Call2Recycle increased collections by 32% in 2023, diverting almost 6 million kilograms of batteries from landfill,” Call2Recycle stated in its award notification to the City.

Call2Recycle has sponsored City programs to support education and awareness of battery recycling, including promotions through Peterborough Transit and supporting Snofest.

Batteries can be dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Depot at 400 Pido Rd. and at locations throughout the city for safe disposal:

  • City Hall, 500 George St. N.

Other battery drop-off locations in Peterborough:

  • GreenUP Store, 378 Aylmer St.
  • Kingan Home Hardware, 167 Simcoe St.

Visit for more information on battery recycling, including drop off locations for battery recycling.

Businesses that are interested in becoming a City of Peterborough battery diversion drop-off location can contact Shivaan Burke, Circular Economy Municipal Services Coordinator, at for more information.

Information on the City’s household hazardous waste depot is available at