Batteries (household)


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Batteries (household)

Household batteries contain recoverable material when recycled through specialised battery recycling programs. They do not go in your recycling or rubbish bin.

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Why?

Materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, lithium, manganese, nickel and zinc are used to make batteries. These materials are all non-renewable, can be recycled an indefinite number of times and have a commercial value. Lead, cadmium and mercury can be hazardous to human health and the environment if incorrectly disposed of. Batteries (and their materials) have caused fires in our ACT collection vehicles.

Disposal type

Resource Management Centre

Other

Hazardous Waste

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