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School Battery Recycling Program

School Battery Recycling

Batteries are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households, with 97% ending up in the general waste bin. The WMRC School Battery Recycling Program teaches kids the importance of battery recycling while also encouraging safe disposal of batteries.

Boy holding box of batteries
The WMRC School Battery Recycling Program teaches kids the importance of battery recycling.

How the program works

The WMRC School Battery Recycling Program is open to primary and high schools located in our Member Council areas (Town of Claremont, Town of Cottesloe, Town of Mosman Park, City of Subiaco and Shire of Peppermint Grove).

Students are encouraged to collect used household batteries from their families, friends and neighbours and bring them to school for recycling. All used household batteries are accepted, including AA and AAA cells (single use & rechargeable), C and D size, button batteries (e.g. from watches) and 9V and 6V batteries (e.g. lantern/torch batteries).

Batteries will be weighed and collected for recycling and the winning school will receive a prize and be crowned ‘School Battery Recycler of the Year’.

For more information

Contact the WMRC Communications and Education team for more information.