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How to Dispose of Batteries

For immediate release

2 July 2021


Batteries should never be put in recycling bins or waste bins as they contain toxins making them highly flammable. Batteries discarded in recycling or general waste bins are likely to be crushed or punctured during collection and processing, which may start a fire in waste collection trucks and disrupt waste services.

Lithium-ion batteries are particularly dangerous and can be found in devices such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops and electric tools.

Strathfield Council established two drop off points in 2020 to facilitate the correct disposal of batteries. Residents can dispose of their household batteries safely at the below locations during their respective opening hours:

  • Strathfield Council Customer Service Centre – 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield
  • Strathfield Council Library and Innovation Hub – 65-67 Rochester Street, Homebush

In addition to this, Council hosts an annual Chemical Clean Out Day which is funded by NSW EPA. This year’s Chemical Clean Out is scheduled for Sunday 14 November at the Strathfield Council Depot.

External drop off locations are also available at Community Recycling Centres, Battery World and Officeworks.

Residents are encouraged to set aside their household batteries during the Greater Sydney stay at home orders and take them to the above mentioned collection points once they have re-opened.

Residents with further queries regarding the correct disposal of batteries can contact Council on council@strathfield.nsw.gov.au or 9748 9999.



For media enquiries, please contact:

Naomi Searle

Strathfield Council

9748 9992