Waste Wise schools collect a variety of items for recycling or for fundraising. Items include batteries, mobile phones, bicycles, spectacles and even clothes.
Betteries are one of the most common hazardous waste materials that are incorrectly placed in our kerbside bins.
In the metro area many of the Regional Councils have a community or school collection program, resources or competitions. Contact your council for more information.
Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council
School recycling program: http://www.emrc.org.au/school-battery-recycling-program.html
Mindarie Regional Council
School recycling program: http://www.mrc.wa.gov.au/Education-Resources/Earth-Carers-(1).aspx
Western Metropolitan Regional Council
Community drop off locations: http://www.wmrc.wa.gov.au/projects-innovations/battery-recycling-programme/
Rivers Rivers Council
Community drop off locations:http://www.rrc.wa.gov.au/Waste-Education/Household-Hazardous-Waste-(HHW)
Southern Metropolitan Regional Council
For community drop off points visit the Recycle Right website at http://www.recycleright.net.au/ or download the free app:http://m.recycleright.net.au/my-nearest.html
In regional areas there are fewer recycling collection points contact your local council or contact Battery World for their school recycling program.
And don't forget the special utility on this site that helps you find household battery drop off centres. Click here to access.
Keep an eye on the household hazardous waste collections. Check this page for your council's details.