Battery Drop Off and Recycling
Cleanaway works with industry partners, government and local councils to collect and recycle used batteries so that they are not sent to landfill, ensuring safe disposal.Get in touch
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Why recycle batteries?
80% of the batteries used by Australians are single use batteries. Although recyclable, 97% of them or 8,000 tonnes end up in landfill each year.Batteries can be a health hazard if not handled carefully as they contain toxic substances such as cadmium, mercury and lead. Due to their flammable, corrosive and toxic nature, batteries should not be disposed of in your kerbside or recycling bins. Instead, used batteries should be dropped off at authorized battery recycling collection points.
- Lead acid batteries
Typically used to power cars and boats,lead acidbatteriescontain lead, lead compounds and sulfuric acid whichare classified as hazardous waste under the Hazardous Waste Act 1989. If sent to landfill, these substanceswill endangerhumans andthe environment.98% of lead acid batteries can be recovered and made into new products, making them valuable e-waste to be recycled.
- Single use batteries
These arecommonly known as household batteriesandare used to power toys, clocks, smoke alarms and remote controls. Single use batteriescontain carbon zinc,manganese, lithiumand mercury ifexposed to moisture,theycan erode and cause fire hazardsas well asmercury contamination if sent to landfill.Ifrecycled, mercury and othermaterials such as zinc and silvercan be recovered andmade into new products.
- Rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable batteries are often found in mobile phones, shavers, cameras and other electronics.Though common, these batteries contain metals such as cadmiumwhich cancontaminate the soil and surrounding areasif sent to landfill.
Check with your local council or waste management partner to find your nearest old battery collection and disposal points.
What happens to your old batteries?
Household batteries can be recycled at no cost by dropping them off at:Participating Officeworks storesRecycling centresTransfer stationsCouncil/community-run drop off sites
Key customersAutomotive businesses and workshops
We can collect and help you recycle batteries safely.Commercial enterprises with large IT requirements
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Why choose CleanawayTruly sustainable solutions
We are strongly committed to helping you increase your sustainability rates with a solution that works for you.Trusted partner
We ensure secure storage and transportation of your electronic devices, preventing data breaches from collection to disposal or destruction of your business e-waste.EPA-approved facilities
Our EPA-approved recycling facilities are ready to accommodate your e-waste collection and recycling needs.End-to-end local recycling solutions
From secure collection to recycling and resource recovery, you can trust our service is safe, ethical and sustainable.
More solutions for E-waste RecyclingCleanaway provides an end-to-end e-waste recycling solution for electrical and electronic items that is ethical and compliant with local regulations. Our state-of-the-art BluBox recycling technology ensures all processing and resource recovery happens within Australia.Interested in a Cleanaway service?
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