Batteries contain valuable metals such as zinc, manganese and steel which are found in limited supply. Separating and recycling batteries reduces the incidence of these metals becoming designated to landfill and prevents the contamination of compost at alternative waste treatment plants.
Battery recycling at the Recycling Centre
To assist in reducing waste to landfill and increasing recycling, City of South Perth residents' household and lead acid vehicle batteries are accepted at no additional charge at the Recycling Centre if they are separated from general waste loads.
Please note, some specialised batteries are not accepted at the Recycling Centre, please contact the centre for details.
Battery recycling boxes
The City has created battery recycling boxes, making it even easier for you to safely store your used household (dry-cell) batteries before recycling them.
The free cardboard boxes are available to collect from the City’s Recycling Centre, Civic Centre as well as Manning and South Perth Libraries.
Simply put your old household batteries in the box and store them safely until you are ready to dispose of them at one of the drop-off points. Remember to hold on to the box and use it again.
Types of batteries accepted include:
- AA and AAA cells (single use and rechargeable)
- C and D size batteries
- Button batteries (used in watches and toys)
- 9V batteries
- 6V batteries (used in torches and lanterns).
- City of South Perth Civic Centre - Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
- City of South Perth Recycling Centre - 199 Thelma St, Como
- Manning Library - 2 Conochie Ave, Manning
- South Perth Library - Cnr Sandgate St & South Tce, South Perth
- Local schools that support the School Battery Recycling program.