City of Bayswater launches recycling stations for batteries, fluorescent lights

The Rise customer service officer Elaine Strickland.
The Rise customer service officer Elaine Strickland.

UNWANTED household batteries and fluorescent light tubes can now be recycled at eight drop-off stations in the City of Bayswater.

The stations are located at Hawaiian’s Noranda, Galleria Shopping Centre, libraries and recreation centres.

Dry-cell batteries and household fluorescent light tubes and globes can be recycled.

Mayor Dan Bull said it was important these items were not placed in bins.

“Compact fluorescent lights and batteries can contain a small amount of mercury which is harmful to the environment if these items end up in landfill,” he said.

“The light globes and batteries collected at these drop-off points will be recycled and reused to create new products.”

In the past five years, more than 9.61 tonnes of batteries and 873 kg of compact fluorescent light globes have been diverted from landfill in the City.