Battery and Globe Disposal

Collections at City of Bayswater recycling stations have recently changed and some services have been removed. 

The collection of household batteries and small light globes are continuing in partnership with Ecocycle at the following five locations managed by the City of Bayswater:

  • City of Bayswater Civic Centre (61 Broun Avenue, Morley)*
  • Bayswater Library (25 King William Street, Bayswater)*
  • Bayswater Waves (160 Broun Avenue, Embleton)
  • The RISE (28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands)
  • Morley Sport and Recreation Centre (12 Wellington Road, Morley)

*Mobile phones are accepted for recycling through MobileMuster.

These recycle stations are limited to residential quantities only and are not for commercial drop-offs. Use of these facilities is monitored. You may be directed to take your items to an alternative drop-off location if the quantities exceed the acceptable limit.

Fluorescent tubes longer than 20cm will no longer be accepted at the City’s recycling stations. Please continue to dispose of these responsibly by taking them to a permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility.

All collection services have been removed from the following locations:

  • Morley Galleria
  • Hawaiian's Noranda
  • Morley Library

Household Batteries (B-cycle)

Collection of household batteries from the City’s five recycling stations are managed through B-cycle. B-cycle is a national Government-backed Stewardship Scheme that supports the collection and recycling of batteries in an environmentally friendly manner. There are 90+ registered drop-off points within 10km of the City of Bayswater. These are also located at most major supermarkets and hardware stores, including Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, The Good Guys, Bunnings and Total Tools.

Batteries accepted at the City’s recycling stations

  • D
  • C
  • AA
  • AAA
  • AAAA
  • 9-volt
  • Rechargable
  • Button

For batteries not listed above (e.g. E-bike batteries, car batteries, laptop and TV batteries), please visit the B-cycle Battery Recycling website to find a drop-off point and other useful information.

How to dispose of batteries

To prevent fire hazards and keep our staff safe, please follow the below instructions:

  • Tape the terminals of each individual battery, using clear sticky tape to prevent sparking
  • Don’t tape batteries together
  • Place any leaking batteries in a ziplock bag
  • Ensure all plastic/cardboard packaging is removed prior to disposal in the relevant bin.

For large quantities (>20 batteries), please visit an alternative B-cycle drop-off point at a conveniently located supermarket or hardware store.

Small Household Light Globes

Recycling lighting waste helps recover valuable resources that can be reused in new products and protects the environment from harmful materials.

Light globes accepted at the City’s recycling stations

The following small household light globes will be accepted:

  • Incandescent light globes
  • Halogen down-lights
  • Light-emitting diodes (LED) lights
  • Compact fluorescent lamps/bulbs

No light fittings or packaging will be accepted and all globes/bulbs must be smaller than 20cm long.

For large quantities (>10 light globes/bulbs), please take to a permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility.


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 or taken to a registered B-cycle drop-off location.

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, AAA and AAAA 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).
  • Rechargeable 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. 

Take fluorescent light tubes to a permanent Household Hazardous Waste facility. Find your nearest facility here.

Q. Why have collections changed?

A. B-cycle is a national Government-backed Stewardship Scheme that is supported by the Commonwealth and all State and Territory Governments and is authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Under the B-cycle scheme, the collection and recycling of batteries is now being carried out on a national scale, ensuring batteries are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

In light of the introduction of the national B-cycle battery recycling scheme, the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) advised it would be discontinuing the battery and CFL tube collection service from the City’s recycling stations by 1 July 2024.

EMRC’s decision to discontinue this service was based on discussions with the Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), which recommended that local governments move away from the old model of collecting and transporting batteries and CFL tubes to a Household Hazardous Waste facility, and instead utilise the services provided by the national schemes.

The City has opted to continue to provide some of these services through an alternative provider, Ecocycle, to support the community in continuing to dispose of hazardous items safely.

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