Batteries can cause fire in kerbside bins – recycle at hardware stores or FRWA waste and recycling depots
Batteries are powerhouses that pack a punch. Even at end-of-life, batteries contain valuable resources that can be recycled an indefinite number of times. This is why we should recycle our batteries through the battery bin services provided free of charge at
- all local Council offices and libraries (when they re-open)
- FRWA Waste and Recycling Depots or the KIRRC on Kangaroo Island
- Bunnings, Battery World and Aldi stores
Batteries have a Jekyll and Hyde existence, the valuable resources they contain – lead, cadmium, mercury, to name a few – are also toxic and can poison people and pollute the environment, from harming animals to contaminating soils and water when they are disposed to landfill.
Batteries can catch fire if they are damaged or overheated – FRWA does NOT want them in any kerbside bin or in our Waste Collection Trucks.
So, recycling via the battery collection systems in place is the way to go. Store them in a box away from heat and out of reach of children and take them to your nearest battery recycling location.
But do not, put them in any of your household kerbside bins. Batteries remain in the environment for a long time.