Batteries sparking fires in our trucks

Discarded batteries in bins are the leading cause of fires in our rubbish and recycling trucks. Remember to take out any batteries from old items before you put out your hard rubbish or recycling.

You can drop off your batteries at these convenient locations:

  • Coles
  • Woolworths
  • Aldi
  • Officeworks
  • Bunnings

For a complete list of battery drop-off points see the B-cycle drop off point

Please dispose of the following items correctly to prevent accidental fires in our trucks for the safety of staff.

  • All kinds of batteries – household batteries, car, phone, laptop, power tool, camera and lithium ion batteries
  • Aerosol cans that are not empty
  • Household chemicals
  • Accelerants e.g. petrol, diesel, waste oils
  • Gas bottles or butane cans
  • Flares, ammunition
  • Hot coals or lit cigarettes

Check our A – Z rubbish and recycling guide for safe disposal of these items:

You can also search for nearby drop off points at recycling near you.

For more information about what can be added to your recycling bin please refer to recycling bin collection and hard rubbish service.

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