EMRC's Battery Collection Program (for schools)

EMRC has developed a Battery Collection Program for schools to capture batteries from the household waste stream, ensuring disposal does not damage our sensitive environment.

Over 80 schools in Perth's Eastern Region belong to EMRC's Battery Collection Program. Students bring in old household batteries, and EMRC coordinates the collection of the batteries so that they can be sent interstate and recycled.

The program is offered free of charge to schools located within EMRC's member council regions of Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont, Kalamunda, Mundaring and Swan.

How does the Battery Collection Program work?

Schools register to be a part of the program and receive a  collection bin for a central area and small containers for the classrooms. Students bring in old batteries from home and EMRC then collects, weighs and transports the batteries to the recycling centre.

The program involves a competition between the 70 participating schools in the region which has proven to be a strong motivator in encouraging school battery collection.

Schools run the program internally in a number of different ways with the most common being through a class verse class competition.

Each school will have their batteries collected at least once a semester determined by the roster sent out annually. If the battery bin requires collection before the assigned date, contact EMRC's Waste Education Officer.

For more information and to book, contact EMRC's Waste Education
Phone: (08) 9424 2222
Email: Waste Education

How can my school register?

If you are a school in Perth's Eastern Region and are interested in this program, please contact Waste Education on (08) 9424 2271 or email Waste Education.

Once the Battery Collection Program registration form has been received, the Waste Education Officer will contact you to arrange the drop off of your start up kit which includes the collection bin, small containers and information about collection and recycling of batteries.

For schools which do not fall in Perth's Eastern Region please call your local Council or Regional Council to see if a similar program is running.

School Registration Form - Battery Collection Program

Let's talk about batteries!

New and existing schools have the opportunity to have an EMRC waste education officer give a brief talk to your school about the battery collection program and its benefits to the environment. Students and teachers will learn more about what happens to their recycled batteries.

Call EMRC's Waste Education Officer on (08) 9424 2222.

Schools involved in the EMRC Battery Collection Program

Schools involved in the EMRC Battery Collection Program



Anzac Terrace Primary School

Ashfield Primary School

Bassendean Primary School

Casa Mia Montessori School

Cyril Jackson Senior Campus

Eden Hill Primary School

St. Michael's Primary School

Town of Bassendean

Bayswater Primary School

Camboon Primary School

Durham Rd. Primary

Hampton Park Primary School
Hampton Senior High School

Morley Primary School

Noranda Primary School

St Peter's Primary School

Weld Square Primary School

City of Bayswater

Belmont Primary School

Carlisle Primary

Kewdale Primary School

Notre Dame Catholic Primary

Redcliffe Primary School

St. Maria Goretti's Primary School

Tranby Primary School

City of Belmont

Carmel Adventist Primary School

Dawson Park Primary School

Edney Primary

Falls Road Primary School

Gooseberry Hill Primary School

High Wycombe Primary School

Hillside Christian College

Kalamunda Christian Primary School

Kalamunda Primary School

Lesmurdie Primary School

Maida Vale Primary School

Mary's Mount Primary School

Matthew Gibney Catholic Primary School

Mazenod College

Pickering Brook Primary School

St Brigid's College

Wattle Grove Primary School

Woodlupine Primary School

City of Kalamunda

Childow Primary School

Darlington Primary  School

Glen Forrest Primary School

Greenmount Primary School

Helen College Junior School

Helena College Senior School

Helena Valley Primary School

Mount Helena Primary School

Mundaring Christian College

Mundaring Primary School

Parkerville Primary School

Sacred Heart School (Mundaring)

Sawyers Valley Primary School

Silver Tree Steiner

Treetops Montessori School

Wooroloo Primary School

Shire of Mundaring

Arbor Grove Primary

Ballajura Primary School

Beechboro Christian School

Bullsbrook College

Clayton View Primary

East Beechboro Primary School

Ellen Stirling Primary School

Ellenbrook Christian  College

Ellenbrook Independent Primary School

Good Shepherd Catholic School

Guildford Grammar School

Guildford Primary School

Illawarra Primary School

John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School

Malvern Springs Primary School

Middle Swan Primary School

Riverlands Montessori School

South Ballajura Primary School

St Brigid's Primary School

St Helena's Catholic Primary School

Swan Valley Anglican Community School

Swan View Primary School

Upper Swan Primary School

West Beechboro Primary School

Woodbridge Primary School

City of Swan

Helpful hints and tips on battery safety

Place your used batteries inside the black bag in your battery bin.
Store used batteries in a cool, dry, well ventilated area.

If you have any corroding or leaking batteries use a plastic bag to pick up the battery and tie the bag at one end before placing it into an old plastic takeaway container, then into the battery bin.

Remember your bin is for dry cell batteries only - no rubbish or car batteries allowed.

Mobile Muster - bring in your old mobile phones

We have joined forces with Mobile Muster to offer participating battery collection schools a chance to dispose of old mobile phones. To take advantage of this, please let students and parents know that they can bring in their old mobile phones, batteries included. You may want to advertise this in your next school newsletter or on your school's website.

It's important that the mobile phones and accessories are kept separate from the dry cell batteries as they are sent to different recycling plants for processing. KEEP MOBILE PARTS IN A SEPARATE BAG OR BOX. When your batteries are collected, our battery collector can take the mobile phones as well.

Also, all mobile phone retailers will now take old phones to be recycled as part of the Mobile Muster program.

School Registration Form - Battery Collection Program

Kids recycling batteries

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