Did you know there is an easy and environmentally beneficial alternative to throwing your household batteries in the garbage?
Greater Shepparton City Council's Waste Services has implemented a household battery recycling initiative in partnership with Sustainability Victoria.
At various facilities throughout Greater Shepparton including:
- Tatura, Shepparton and Mooroopna libraries
- Shepparton Sports Stadium
- Council's Welsford Street Office
- Council's Doyles Road Complex
- Greater Shepparton Visitor Information Centre
- Murchison Supa Value Centre
- Shepparton Business Centre
Almost all household batteries including; AA, AAA, C, D, 6 and 9 volt types, rechargable batteries, power tool batteries, torch batteries and other various batteries used around the house.
The types of batteries that are NOT included in the program are mobile phone batteries and lead acid batteries.
Batteries store electrical energy in chemical form. They are made of several different metals, chemicals and elements, some of which are toxic heavy metals like Cadmium and Mercury, that can be harmful to humans and the environment if the batteries are not properly disposed of.
The good news is that many of these elements can be recovered and used to make new batteries if they are collected for recycling and processed correctly.
So next time you need to replace your batteries, don't throw them in the bin. Take them to one of Greater Shepparton's battery recycling points.
Ph (03) 5832 9700