Get Ready to Change the Batteries in Your Smoke Detectors

February 27, 2014

When you change the batteries in your smoke detectors, don’t forget to recycle them!

Twice a year, coinciding with daylight savings, Fire Fighters remind homeowners to change the batteries in their smoke detectors.

On Sunday, March 9th at 2:00am the clocks officially move ahead one hour.

To help manage this waste responsibly, some Ontario communities will be providing their residents with a convenient option to recycle their used household batteries during a special collection at the curbside following daylight savings. 

These collections are special in that they only happen during advertised weeks in certain communities that have opted in. Batteries are not to be placed loose inside the blue box or recycled at the curb outside of the collection window. Find out if your Ontario community is participating here.

Not participating this spring? Recycle your batteries at over 3300 public facing Drop-off Locations in Ontario. Find your closest location here.

You’ve never changed the batteries in a smoke detector? Watch this short video via eHow.

Did you know that Ben Franklin came up with the concept of daylight savings? 

Read about that and some more interesting daylight savings facts from this great article by National Geographic. 

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