You can now recycle household batteries at Council.
Australians use thousands of tonnes of batteries every year, most of which end up in landfill. This is a problem because a wide range of battery types contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead, and over time the chemicals in these batteries can be toxic to the environment. Other battery types contain valuable materials like magnesium and zinc which can be recycled for future use.
To help combat this, some Councils are implementing a battery recycling program to assist residents with an environmentally friendly way to dispose of their domestic household batteries.
Any brand AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted, simply drop your used batteries (removing any packaging) into the dedicated bins and you're done!
Drop off locations:
• Camden Council Office - 70 Central Avenue, Oran Park
• Camden Library - 40 John Street, Camden
• Narellan Library - Cnr Queen and Elyard Streets, Narellan
• Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living - 1 Mount Annan Drive, Mount Annan
• Campbelltown City Council Civic Centre - Cnr Queen and Broughton Streets, Campbelltown
• Wollondilly Shire Council Civic Centre - 62-64 Menangle Street, Picton
For more information download the brochure on 'What Goes in the White Bin'
There are many things you can do around the home, or at work, to minimise the amount of waste you generate, and to recover valuable resources through things such as composting and worm farming.
Following are some useful website links to pages that will help you to minimise you waste