Australians use thousands of tonnes of batteries every year, most of which end up in landfill. Sending batteries to landfill is a problem because a wide range of battery types contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead, and over time the chemicals in these batteries can be toxic to the environment. Other battery types contain valuable materials like magnesium and zinc which can be recycled for future use.
Recycling household batteries helps manage the toxic chemicals that are contained in the battery.
The Macarthur Councils provide a battery recycling program to provide residents with a simple way to dispose of their domestic household batteries.
Any brand of AAA, AA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted, simply drop your used batteries (removing any packaging) into the dedicated bins and you're done.
Drop off locations
|Campbelltown Civic Centre
||Corner Queen and Broughton Streets, Campbelltown
|Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living
||1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan
||Corner Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
||40 John Street, Camden
|Camden Council Office
||70 Central Avenue, Oran Park
|Wollondilly Shire Civic Centre
||62-64 Menangle Street, Picton
Household batteries dropped off at these locations are collected by a specialist recycling company. The battery processing facility de-energises and granulates the batteries for further separation and extraction of hazardous chemicals and relevant materials for re-use in accordance with legislative requirements.
Do you need to dispose of a car battery?
For information about the disposal of car batteries, visit our Household Chemical CleanOut page.