Batteries

Batteries (automotive)

Environmental Issues

Car batteries contain lead and highly corrosive acid. They must not be placed in general waste or recycle bins, as the acid will leak and cause harm to the waste handlers and the environment. You should never attempt to burn batteries - this releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.

Recycle Method

Your local garage or car battery retailer may accept old vehicle batteries for recycling, or they may be dropped off for free at:


Batteries (household)

Environmental Issues

Batteries contain lead and highly corrosive acid. They must not be placed in general waste or recycle bins, as the acid will leak and cause harm to the waste handlers and the environment. You should never attempt to burn batteries - this releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.

Recycle Method

You can take your household quantities of batteries for free recycling at:

  • Hawkesbury City Council - 366 George Street, Windsor
  • Chemical CleanOut call the Environment Line - Phone: 131 555
  • Aldi – 128 Windsor Road, Richmond 2753

Alternatively you can take your household quantities of batteries to any  where fees may apply:

HOUSEHOLD QUANTITIES ONLY. Businesses are encouraged to set up their own recycling service for this material.
For more information, contact the Waste Education Officer on (02) 4560 4444.

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