Batteries

Hazardous waste icon Car, motorbike & boat batteries

Car batteryThese items cannot go into landfill. 

Contact your local scrap metal recycler – most will pay a few dollars for your battery. 

 

 

Hazardous waste icon Lawn mower batteries

These items cannot go into landfill. 

Contact your local scrap metal recycler – most will pay a few dollars for your battery. 

Lawn mower battery 1  Lawn mower battery 2
 

Hazardous waste icon Lead-acid batterieis

These items cannot go into landfill. 

All used sealed lead-acid batteries are classified as hazardous waste and must be recycled by a specialist battery recycler.

Contact your local scrap metal recycler – most will pay a few dollars for lead-acid batteries.

  
 

Hazardous waste icon Mobile phone batteries

These items cannot go into landfill.

Mobile phones, their batteries and accessories can be recycled FREE.

  • drop them off at a MobileMuster collection point
  • post them in using a free recycling satchel from Australia Post (download a free reply paid label from the MobileMuster website)
  • drop them off at a local phone retailer
  • check if your local school/charity is collecting old phones as a fundraiser
  • drop them off at:
    • any of our Customer Service offices or libraries
    • Aberfoyle Community Centre
    • Coromandel Community Centre
    • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
    • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre.

Before you recycle, please delete all personal information from the phone and remove the SIM card.

Hazardous waste icon NBN batteries

These items cannot go into your kerbside bins.

Batteries that end up in landfill contaminate the soil and can leach acid, lead and other pollutants into ground water.

NBN batteries can be recycled FREE.

Used Sealed Lead Acid batteries are classified as hazardous waste and must be recycled by a specialist battery recycler (click here for more information: Where to buy a new battery and recycle your old one).

The type of batteries used in the nbn™ equipment are 100% recyclable when taken to a suitable recycler.

NBN batteries can also be dropped off for recycling at any of these locations:

  • any council Customer Service office or library
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House

Before you recycle, please delete all personal information from the phone and remove the SIM card.

Hazardous waste icon Wheelchair batterieis

These items cannot go into landfill. 

Contact your local scrap metal recycler – most will pay a small fee for lead-acid batteries.

 

Hazardous waste icon Other batteries

These include batteries from electronic equipment, toys, laptops and power tools.
Lead-acid batteries excepted – see information above for appropriate disposal of these batteries

Residents can recycle batteries at these FREE local drop-off points:

ALDI stores – will accept AA, AAA, C, D and 9V household batteries only

Battery World - will accept any batteries they sell when returned to their stores

City of Onkaparinga - will accept up to 1kg of household batteries only at any of these locations:

  • any council Customer Service office or library
  • Coromandel Community Centre
  • Aberfoyle Community Centre
  • Reynella Neighbourhood Centre
  • Wakefield House Positive Ageing Centre

 

Rechargeable batteriesButton batteries Lithium battery NiCad batteries Battery 3

Further information

It’s amazing how many batteries we use every day. We use them in remotes, phones, laptops, watches, hearing aids, power tools, and cameras - the list goes on. When batteries go flat most people just throw them in the bin, but that’s harmful to the environment as well as wasting reusable resources.

Batteries can be processed to recover materials to be recycled into many different items, including paper and plastic, steel and other items, depending on the type of battery.

There are a wide range of battery types, many of which contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead. Others contain valuable materials like magnesium and zinc.

Help your battery live longer

Try to minimise battery usage by connecting appliances to the mains power where possible.

Buying rechargeable batteries is an important way to reduce battery waste. Each battery can be recharged up to 1000 times, saving you money and reducing pollution from discarded batteries.

Don’t waste your batteries, recycle them!

Recycling icon yellow / recycling bin
Green organics bin icon green organics bin
Waste to landfill icon red / waste to landfill bin
Hardwaste icon hard waste collection
Hazardous waste icon hazardous material - dispose of properly
Other icon other disposal options apply

 

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