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Household Battery Recycling Program

Battery Collection Bins

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

Facility  Location 
Campbelltown Civic Centre  Corner Queen and Broughton Streets, Campbelltown 
Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living  1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan 
Narellan Library  Corner Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan 
Camden Library 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.

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