Bass Coast Shire Council now has Battery Recycle Banks at all of its Customer Service and Visitor Information Centres.
Bass Coast Shire Mayor, Cr Brett Tessari said that recycling batteries is the best way to keep our community and environment safe.
“Batteries should never be disposed of in bins. The most common cause of fires in garbage trucks and at recycling processers is batteries that have been disposed of in kerbside bins,” Cr Tessari said.
“If your batteries end up in landfill, they can potentially harm wildlife and affect surrounding soil or waterways – another good reason to keep them out of your bins.”
You can now recycle the following types of household batteries at Council’s Customer Services Centres in Wonthaggi, Cowes, Grantville and Inverloch and Visitor Information Centres in Newhaven:
• 9 volt batteries
• Button cell batteries
Alternatively, Council’s waste facilities accept all of these batteries for recycling free of charge, as well as mobile phone, computer and laptop batteries, power tool batteries and car batteries.
“All of the batteries Council collects are recycled safely and importantly, kept out of landfill. Please don’t ever put batteries in any of your kerbside bins,” Cr Tessari said.