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Batteries have caused truck fires, which is dangerous to the community. It may also delay your collection service and increase costs to you through an increase in your rates.
But remember, batteries are often hidden in many common household items. Be sure to remove the batteries from these items before recycling or disposing of them correctly. Some common items that have batteries include:
It’s easy to find a place near you to drop off your unwanted batteries. Your local Office works, IGA, Coles, Woolworths, Bunnings and Aldi should have a battery drop off box through B-Cycle who accept most common household batteries. To find a location nearest to you
Find a battery drop off
Mobile phone also contain batteries which often can't be removed. These devices aren't accepted by B-Cycle, but can be recycled through MobileMuster. Find your closest MobileMuster drop off location here.
If you have other tricky electrical items that contain batteries, you can find where to take them on the Planet Ark website, click here to find out more.
Simply hold on to your batteries and take them with you the next time you go shopping. Here are some tips on how to safely store them until you’re ready to take them to a drop off location:
You can also drop off batteries at our Chemical CleanOut event. To find out when the next event date is, please visit