For April, Canadians can recycle their household batteries and have a chance to win some money.

Those who bring their batteries to a participating recycling location are eligible to win upwards of $5000.

There will also be a first-place prize of $2000 handed out and five second-place prizes of $1000 each. 

There are two ways to be eligible for the prizes.

The first is to bring a single-use or rechargeable battery to a participating collection location to be recycled.

At the participating locations, there will be a QR code for people to scan and provide information on how to finish applying for the contest.

If there are no QR codes, or if you don't have a smartphone on you, visit the Recycle Your Batteries webpage.

The other way to enter is to mail a handwritten note on a 3" by 5" piece of paper, with your first and last names, full address, date of birth, phone number, and email address to the contest organizers.

There is no purchase necessary and there is a limit of one entry per household.

In Okotoks, four locations are participating in this program, and they are the Home Depot, Save On Foods, ListenUP! Canada, and Staples.

The High River Recycling Center will also accept batteries and are part of the contest.

For those who live closer to Nanton, the Nanton Home Hardware also is participating in this battery program.

You have until April 30th to drop off your batteries.
To learn more on how to enter, or figure out the closest participating location, make sure to visit the Recycle Batteries Canada website.