Household and vehicle batteries

Lead and acid batteries are accepted as a problem waste. Your old vehicle batteries and household batteries can be placed in the designated container for recycling. All lead and acid batteries are sent to recyclers where the lead, acid and plastic are recovered and recycled.

Household Batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households. When they are disposed of with ordinary household rubbish they end up in landfill.

Batteries in landfill damage the environment because, once their casings disintegrate, metals and chemicals inside the battery leach out.

You can prevent this type of environmental damage by participating in a battery recycling program. By separating your batteries from ordinary household rubbish, valuable resources in batteries can be recycled into a range of new products like street lights and car parts.

Albury has six household battery recycling bins in convenient locations. You can recycle your household batteries by dropping them off at:

  • AlburyCity Customer Service Centre
  • Library Museum
  • Lavington Library
  • Mirambeena Community Centre
  • Thurgoona Community Centre
  • Albury Waste Management Centre

The following types of batteries are accepted:

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

Applicable Fees & Charges

AlburyCity residents, businesses or commercial enterprises are not charged a fee at the community recycling centre for disposing of vehicle and household batteries.

It is a condition of free acceptance that recyclable materials be separated and placed in the supplied recycling areas. Sorting your load to separate general rubbish and recyclables is recommended.