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New drop-off stations encourage safe recycling

Posted on August 21, 2018

Eight new drop-off stations are now available throughout the City of Bayswater for residents to safely recycle unwanted household batteries and fluorescent light tubes.

City of Bayswater Mayor Dan Bull said it was important that these items were not placed in household bins.

"Compact fluorescent lights and batteries can contain a small amount of mercury which is harmful to the environment if these items end up in landfill.

"By providing eight new recycling stations, we’re making it easier for people to do the right thing when it comes to disposing of these hazardous materials.

"The light globes and batteries collected at these drop-off points will be recycled and reused to create new products."

Recycling stations can be found at eight locations throughout the City, including Hawaiian’s Shopping Centre in Noranda, Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley, and the City’s libraries and recreation centres. The recycling stations accept dry-cell batteries and household fluorescent light tubes and globes only.

More than 9.61 tonnes of batteries and 873 kilograms of compact fluorescent light globes have been diverted from landfill in the City of Bayswater in the past five years.

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