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