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Battery and Globe Collection

Battery and globe collection

Household 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.

Where can I recycle batteries and globes?

Recycling stations can be found at:

Noranda Shopping Centre

42 Benara Road,

Noranda

Bayswater Waves

160 Broun Avenue,
Embleton

Galleria Shopping centre

4 Collier Road,

Morley

City of Bayswater Civic Centre

61 Broun Avenue,

Morley

The RISE

28 Eighth Avenue,

Maylands

Bayswater Library

25 King William Street,

Bayswater

Morley Sport and Recreational Centre

12 Wellington Road,

Morley

Morley Library

240 Walter Road West,
Morley


 

 

 

 

 

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 www.emrc.org.au or www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au or contact the City on 9272 0605.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How should I dispose of dry cell or rechargable 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 Cleanaway Transfer Station located at 271 Collier Rd, Bayswater at no charge.

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

A:

  • 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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