What Goes Where

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Download the Recycle Coach App to your Apple or Android smartphone or use the below web app to search all types of materials and learn where and how to dispose of them properly and safely.

Visit the What Goes Where web app

Don't toss used batteries social media adDon't toss used batteries

Improperly disposed of single use and rechargeable batteries can cause a fire or explosion in your waste carts/bins, the waste collection trucks or at the Landfill posing a serious threat to public and employee safety.

All batteries contain hazardous and potentially toxic materials that may harm wildlife and the environment, with lithium-ion batteries (used in cell phones) specifically being a common culprit for causing fires and/or explosions due to their susceptibility to breaking causing sparks.

Avoid sparks from used batteries by:

  • Placing tape over the positive and negative terminals or placing them back into the original packaging.
  • Store same types of batteries together in a clear bag (alkaline with alkaline, rechargeable with rechargeable) with the positive ends pointing in the same direction.
  • Safely store your used batteries in a cool, dry place until you have enough to drop off for recycling.

Bring used batteries to the City’s Waste Management Facility for safe disposal or refer to call2recycle.ca/locator to find a convenient local location near you.

Don't toss pressurized tanks and cylinders

Pressurized tanks and cylinders pose a serious risk of causing explosion and fire if improperly disposed of. Never throw a pressurized tank or cylinder in your garbage or recycling. 

Fire extinguishers, propane tanks and bottles and small compressed gas containers such as party helium tanks and cylinders for camp stoves require special handling to reduce the risk of injury or property damage.

Bring these items to the City’s Waste Management Facility for safe and proper disposal.