(NC) This Fall, why not take some extra steps to keep your family safe and make a positive impact on the environment at the same time? It’s true that with the arrival of daylight savings time many of us relish getting that extra hour of sleep – and that rest is bound to give us the energy to do a bit more.
Consider these simple steps when you turn your clocks back this year:
- Remember to change the batteries in all your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. All too often, this important task doesn’t make it onto our ‘to-do’ lists.
- Don’t forget to test your alarms. Having a smoke detector that works properly is essential to keeping you and your family safe, so be sure to check expiry dates for both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.
- Finally, remember to recycle the used batteries. You can drop them off at a nearby Call2Recycle drop-off location along with other used batteries found in your home, like those from your TV remote, laptop computers, and even from your power tools.
The drop-off locations accept household batteries and are conveniently located at national retailers like Best Buy, Canadian Tire, The Home Depot, Home Hardware, Lowe’s, Staples, and The Source. The collection network also includes government buildings and municipal depots – and everyone is assured of recycling at the highest standards to produce a variety of new items, from golf clubs to new batteries.
For convenience, there are 7,000 collection sites across the country so that 91 per cent of Canadians now live within 15 kilometres of one. Visit www.call2recycle.ca for more information and to locate a depot near to you.