Battery and Globe Disposal

Batteries and fluorescent light tubes contain non-renewable and potentially harmful materials making them unsafe to place in your everyday rubbish bin.

In conjunction with the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council, the City of Bayswater is encouraging residents to dispose of these products safely at one of eight recycling stations.

More than 8.85 tonnes of batteries and 1.13 tonnes of compact fluorescent light globes have been diverted from landfill in the City of Bayswater since 2003. With more recycling stations now available, the City hopes to improve on this figure in coming years.

Note: City recycling stations such as the Civic Centre and Bayswater Waves can only accept small residential quantities of batteries and globes. These stations are not for commercial drop-offs. The initiative is being administered by the EMRC and is supported by the Western Australian Landfill Levy Fund and Household Hazardous Waste Program. For more information visit or or contact the City on 9272 0605.


City of Bayswater recycling stations

Noranda Shopping Centre

Accepts fluoro tubes, small globes and household batteries.

42 Benara Road,


Bayswater Waves

Accepts small globes, household batteries, stationery and lids.

160 Broun Avenue,

Galleria Shopping centre

Accepts fluoro tubes, small globes and household batteries.

4 Collier Road,


City of Bayswater Civic Centre

Accepts small globes, household batteries, stationery, lids and mobile phones/tablets (MobileMuster)

61 Broun Avenue,



Accepts fluoro tubes, small globes and household batteries.

28 Eighth Avenue,


Bayswater Library

Accepts fluoro tubes, small globes, household batteries and mobile phones/tablets (MobileMuster).

25 King William Street,


Morley Sport and Recreational Centre

Accepts fluoro tubes, small globes and household batteries.

12 Wellington Road,


Morley Library

Accepts small globes, household batteries and mobile phones/tablets (MobileMuster)

240 Walter Road West,

Do you have a battery not listed above? Visit B-Cycle!

For batteries that are not listed above as accepted at recycling stations (e.g. E-bike batteries, car batteries, laptop and TV batteries etc.)  please visit the B-Cycle Battery Recycling website for detailed information relating to all types of battery disposal, and drop-off points. Launched in 2022, B-Cycle is Australia's official battery recycling scheme, supported by the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Governments.



Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I dispose of dry cell or rechargeable batteries?

A. Batteries should be placed in battery recycling bins located at various locations within the City of Bayswater.

Batteries that are leaking, rusty or broken should be put in a plastic bag before being placed in the bin. Batteries that have the potential to spark should have their ends taped.

Q. Where can I dispose of vehicle or car batteries?

A. Residents in the City of Bayswater may take car batteries to the Bayswater Transfer Station located at 271 Collier Rd, Bayswater at no charge.

Q. Where can I dispose of E-Bike batteries?

A. E-Bike batteries can be taken to various location in the metropolitan area. 

Visit the B-cycle Battery Recycling website, enter your suburb, and you'll be provided with a list of drop-off points closest to you.

Q. What kind of batteries can be recycled at the City's recycling stations?


  • AA and AAA cells (single use & rechargeable batteries)
  • C and D sized batteries
  • Button batteries (e.g. from watches)
  • 9V batteries
  • 6V batteries (e.g. lantern/torch batteries).
Q. How should I dispose of fluorescent light tubes?

A. Keep old tubes and lamps in a cool, dry location where they will not be at risk of breaking. Handle the lights carefully at all times. Pack the lights carefully, preferably with cushioning, so they do not break while transporting them. Place individual tubes or lamps carefully in the recycling station bins provided so they do not break. Please keep tubes separate, as binding them together will slow the recycling process and make handling difficult for staff.

Q. What should I do if I break a fluorescent light tube?

A. While ordinary incandescent lamps can be disposed of with your usual household rubbish, CFL's, fluorescent tubes and some other high intensity lamps may present a health hazard if not handled correctly. Although the mercury content of fluorescent lighting is small, lighting companies typically recommend that if a CFL or tube breaks, you should:

  • Open windows and allow the room to ventilate for 15 minutes before cleaning up the broken light
  • Do not vacuum the broken light as this can contaminate the appliance with mercury and spread the mercury through the air
  • Use disposable rubber gloves rather than bare hands
  • Use a disposable brush to very gently sweep up the pieces - making sure you don't scatter them more widely
  • Use a moist paper towel to wipe up any fragments
  • Wrap lighting remains in newspaper to ensure the glass cannot pierce a plastic bag and place in a bag or sealable container along with the cleaning equipment used (i.e. gloves, brush, damp paper)
  • Place in your outside rubbish bin.
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