This Sunday we fall back one hour. When you turn your clocks back one hour this weekend Kingston Fire & Rescue are reminding everyone to also change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors.
The City of Kingston will offer “one time battery collection” the week of November 7-12th. When you change you alarms batteries place them in a clear sealed bag and place it on the ground beside your recycling for collection November 7-12th. You can also drop off single use batteries at the INVISTA center, City Hall, or The Kingston Area Recycling Center.
Remember its the law in Ontario to have properly functioning smoke alarms on every storey of your home and outside sleeping areas. You should test your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms every month to insure they are working properly.