Hi Johan

Great question! It is important to not place batteries in any of your kerbside bins - batteries can cause fires in waste collection vehicles and facilities.

Recycle them safely and don't waste the valuable materials inside like lead, cadmium, mercury, lithium, nickel and zinc. Check Recycle Mate to find your closest battery drop-off point – there are thousands of locations across Australia collecting household batteries for safe recycling.

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