Recycle your batteries at your local library!
The Elizabeth and Munno Para Libraries now have a battery recycling box so residents can dispose of all forms of day-to-day household batteries.
More than 8,000 tonnes of batteries end up in Australian landfills each year, making them the most common form of hazardous waste.
What batteries can be dropped off?
Batteries come in all shapes and sizes however; they can all be grouped into two categories - single use batteries and rechargeable batteries. Both types are used in many day-to-day office and home items and can be accepted in SITA Environment Solutions recycling program. Examples of these batteries include:
Single Use Batteries
TV/Stereo remote controlsSmoke Alarms
Mobile & cordless phones
Digital & video camera
Remote controlled toys
Cordless power toolsElectric shavers
What happens to them?
SITA Environmental Solutions take the batteries to specialist e-waste battery recycling facilities where the batteries will be sorted into their respective technologies. Rechargeable batteries are recycled within Australia and single-use batteries are shipped, pursuant to Environment Australia permits, to approved overseas recycling centres.
What is recycled?
The Nickel-cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride and Lithium-ion components in rechargeable batteries can be recycled. Precious metals found in single-use batteries such as silver, iron and mercury can also be recovered.
To find out more check out SITAs website here.