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. 

A full list of public collection points  within the region can be seen on the Recycling Locations page, with what they will accept.

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.