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Batteries, fluorescent lamps and e-waste

Dry-cell batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households, with 97% ending up in landfill. When batteries are landfilled, their casings disintegrate and the metals and chemicals used within the battery can leach into the surrounding environment. Preventing the batteries from going directly into landfill by participating in the battery recycling program will remove this risk.

Household batteries (dry-cell) can be dropped off at the following locations:

  • City of Gosnells Civic Centre - 2120 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • City's Operations Centre - 2 Canning Park Avenue, Maddington
  • Amherst Village Community Centre - 2 Holmes Street, Southern River
  • Leisure World - 1 Culross Avenue, Thornlie
  • The Knowledge Centre, 2232 Albany Highway, Gosnells
  • Thornlie Library, 1 Culross Avenue, Thornlie
  • Kenwick Library, 80 Kenwick Road, Kenwick.

The types of batteries accepted include:

  • AA and AAA cells (single use and rechargeable batteries)
  • C and D sized batteries
  • Button batteries (e.g. from watches)
  • 9V batteries and 6V batteries (e.g. lantern/torch batteries).

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) recycling

Compact Fluorescent Lamps and tubes (CFLs) contain small amounts of toxic mercury which must not be disposed of in the general household waste and recycling bins.

CFLs can be safely recycled and those from residential properties can be disposed of at:

  • City’s Operations Centre - 2 Canning Park Avenue, Maddington
  • Phone: (08)  9397 3000
  • Office Hours: 7.30am to 4.00pm - Monday to Friday

What is E-waste?

E-waste is any electronic equipment including personal computers, printers and keyboards, televisions and associated cabling. These items contain materials that can be recovered and recycled for reuse. You can include e-waste in your general junk verge collection.

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