Batteries must be disposed of safely and not placed in the garbage bin.
Batteries contain a range of environmentally hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmiun, zinc and nickel, all of which are toxic in high concentrations.
Sustainability Victoria provides a free service called BatteryBack for Victorian residents to recycle their old batteries. A full list of BatteryBack bin locations is available on the Sustainability Victoria website.
The nearest BatteryBack drop off points for Moreland residents are available at:
- CERES, Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East
- Officeworks Preston, 121 Bell Street, Preston
- Bunnings Northland, corner Chifley Drive and Murray Road, Preston
- Coles Flemington, 320 - 386 Epsom Road, Flemington
Battery World will also accept household batteries for recycling. The nearest store for Moreland residents is:
- 1074 Sydney Road, Fawkner
- 292-298 Sydney Road, Brunswick
- Northcote Central Shopping Centre, High Street, Northcote
- Broadmeadows Shopping Centre, Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows
You can also take small household batteries to a Council Customer Service Centre. Take car and alkaline batteries to a Detox Your Home permanent drop-off facility. Also see mobile phone batteries and accessories.