ecoLibrary - recycling and more!
Caledon Public Library provides the opportunity for citizens to “reuse” through borrowing materials or through access to more than 2.5 million digital resources including online newspapers, magazines and books. By providing more items online, CPL makes it possible to reduce our community’s carbon footprint. Batteries, both alkaline and button cell, are collected at all branches. In addition, the Albion Bolton and Caledon East Branches will accept the following products:
used cell phones
Caledon Public Library also reduces its carbon imprint by supporting The Friends of Caledon Public Library Book Sale. In addition, donations are accepted throughout the year at the Albion Bolton Branch. For donation criteria and other information about the donation process, please visit our donations page.
Caledon Public Library enthusiastically endorses and supports local recycling groups – ecoCaledon and Stewardship Ontario.
For all other items not listed for collection by Caledon Public Library, please visit the Caledon Recycling Centre (CRC) for safe disposal.
Since establishing our partnership in March 2010, Caledon Public Library has recycled over 10,000 spent batteries! Stewardship Ontario is a not-for-profit organization that is funded and governed by the industries and organizations (our stewards) that make and market the products and packaging materials managed under Ontario’s Blue Box and MHSW programs. Recycled products include oil containers, unused paint containers, in addition to batteries. Stewardship works to keep all of this material out of the landfill and to recover its full value at the end of its useful life. We recycle batteries at all seven branches.
ecoCaledon (fomerly Citizens for a Clean Caledon) is an environmental action group of volunteers established by the Town of Caledon in 1995. ecoCaledon proudly promotes programs designed to enhance and protect Caledon’s environment. Such programs include: battery recycling, rain barrels, education, Green Directory, Healthy Lawns Healthy People and Clean Air Clean Energy. Caledon Public Library partnered with ecoCaledon by designing and painting a rain barrel to promote water conservation. Caledon’s Second Annual Rain Barrel Artist’s Collection is co-sponsored by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Caledon Public Library will again celebrate its conservation efforts by displaying a painted barrel at the Albion Bolton Branch.