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Keep batteries out of bins

Keep batteries out of bins

Friday 20 March 2020

In an effort to stop fires occurring at waste facilities and in garbage trucks, Bass Coast Shire Council is urging the community to keep batteries out of their bins.

Recent months have seen an increase in fires, with the most common cause being batteries that have been disposed of in kerbside bins.

Batteries cannot be disposed of in any kerbside or street bins, instead, they should be taken to one of Council’s waste facilities.

The following commonly used batteries can be disposed of at Council’s waste facilities:

  • Mobile phone batteries
  • Computer and laptop batteries
  • Single use or rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt batteries
  • Button cell batteries
  • Power tool batteries
  • Car batteries

Alternatively, common household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V only) can be dropped off at ALDI supermarkets.

The batteries Council collects are recycled and importantly, kept out of landfill.

Council’s waste facilities are located in Cowes, Grantville, Inverloch and Wonthaggi. For more information on waste facilities and how to dispose of waste correctly, visit or contact Council’s Waste Services Team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.