Battery Collection Program (for public places)

How do I safely dispose of dry cell batteries?

Batteries should be placed in battery recycling bins located in most Council Administration Buildings and Public Libraries in Perth's Eastern Region. A full list can be found below.

Batteries that are leaking, rusty or broken should be put in a plastic bag before being placed in the bin. Batteries that may have the potential to spark should have their ends taped.

What batteries can be recycled in the battery recycling bins?

The types of batteries accepted include:

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

Where can I drop off my household batteries?

The Town of Bassendean, Cities of Bayswater, Belmont, Kalamunda and Swan, and the Shires of Mundaring along with EMRC offer residents the chance to drop off their used household (dry cell) batteries.

If you have used dry cell batteries you can take them to any of the following drop off points:

Town of Bassendean

Bassendean Customer Service Centre - 35 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

Bassendean Memorial Library - 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

City of Bayswater

Bayswater Civic Centre and Council Chambers - 61 Broun Avenue, Morley

Bayswater Public Library - 25 King William Street, Bayswater

Morley Library - 240 Walter Rd West, Morley

Max Tulley Office and Information Centre - Shop 50, Morley Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley (opp Post Office)

Maylands Public Library - The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands

City of Belmont

Belmont Civic Centre - 215 Wright St, Cloverdale

Belmont Forum Shopping Centre (Green Room) - 227 Belmont Avenue, Cloverdale

Ruth Faulkner Public Library - 215 Wright St, Cloverdale

Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council Administration Office - 226 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont

City of Kalamunda

Forrestfield Library - Strelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield

Forrestfield Forum and Marketplace - 20 Strelitzia Avenue, Forrestfield

High Wycombe Library - Markham Road, High Wycombe

Kalamunda Administration Office - 2 Railway Road, Kalamunda

Kalamunda Central Shopping Centre - 39 Railway Road, Kalamunda

Kalamunda Library - 7 Williams Street, Kalamunda

Walliston Transfer Station - 155 Lawnbrook Road, Walliston

Shire of Mundaring

Albert Facey Memorial Library (also known as Mundaring Library) - Nichol Street, Mundaring

Coppin Road Transfer Station - Coppin Road, Mundaring

Mathieson Road Transfer Station - Mathieson Road, Chidlow

Mundaring Administration Office -7000 Great Eastern Highway, Mundaring

Wasteless Pantry - Shop 17, Mundaring Shopping Village, Mundaring

City of Swan

Altone Park Public Library - 332 Benara Road, Beechboro

Ballajura Public Library - Corner Kingfisher Avenue & Illawarra Crescent, Ballajurra

City of Swan Administration Office - Midland Square, Midland

Ellenbrook Community Library - 90 Main Street, Ellenbrook

Guildford Public Library - James Street, Guildford

Midland Gate Shopping Centre - food court entrance, The Crescent, Midland 

Midland Library - 45 Helena Street, Midland

The Shops at Ellenbrook - Cnr the Promenade & Pinaster Rd, Ellenbrook

For a full list of bin locations around Perth, visit

Store batteries in a cool, dry, shaded, well-ventilated area;
Car batteries will not be accepted.
For more information call EMRC's Waste Education Officer on (08) 9424 2222.

The initiative is being administered by Dry Cell Battery Working Group and is supported by the Western Australian Landfill Levy Fund and Household Hazardous Waste Program. For a full list of battery recycling bin locations and to find out more visit the Waste Authority's Local Waste Services or contact your local Council.