Household battery recycling

We’ll be rolling out a recycling programme to divert used household batteries from the landfill.

There will be collection points at Council sites around the city, including the Tip Shop, where you can drop off your used batteries for free.

More information coming soon.

Why recycle?

Batteries contain harmful chemicals, which can leach into soil and waterways if they go in the landfill. Fires can also occur when they are disposed of directly to landfill.

Recycling batteries saves valuable resources. They contain lots of useful elements, such as metals, plastic and some of the chemicals, which can be re-used.

Under our Solid Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw (2020), disposing of batteries (including household batteries) in kerbside waste is no longer permitted.