Battery recycling program

Recycle batteries with us and help reduce the 8,000 tonnes of household batteries that currently end up in Australian landfills yearly. They contain extremely hazardous metals and chemicals that can impact on the environment.

Waverley Council has a battery recycling programDomestic battery recycling program

Small batteries such as those used in cameras, torches, toys, tools and appliances can be dropped in the battery recycling container at the Customer Service Centre at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction.

Batteries accepted: alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, nickel cadmium (NiCd) and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries.

Disposal of large acid and car batteries

Check with Household Chemical Cleanout for the next collection event in your area.

Battery handling tips

  • Batteries contain cadmium, lead and highly corrosive acid which are all extremely toxic, so it’s important not to dispose of them in the general waste bin.
  • When transporting a battery, handle it very carefully and ensure the acid does not leak.
  • In no instance should batteries be burned. This releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.
  • Using rechargeable batteries will mean fewer batteries go to landfill.

More information

Contact our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8000.

Need more information?
  • Phone our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8080
  • Email us
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