Batteries must be disposed of safely and not placed in the garbage bin.

Batteries contain a range of environmentally hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmiun, zinc and nickel, all of which are toxic in high concentrations.

Sustainability Victoria provides a free service called BatteryBack for Victorian residents to recycle their old batteries. A full list of BatteryBack bin locations is available on the Sustainability Victoria website.

The nearest BatteryBack drop off points for Moreland residents are available at:

  • CERES, Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East
  • Officeworks Preston, 121 Bell Street, Preston
  • Bunnings Northland, corner Chifley Drive and Murray Road, Preston
  • Coles Flemington, 320 - 386 Epsom Road, Flemington

Battery World will also accept household batteries for recycling. The nearest store for Moreland residents is:

  • 1074 Sydney Road, Fawkner

ALDI has set up free collection points for household batteries at all their stores. The White Pages provides a complete store directory. The nearest stores for Moreland residents are:

  • 292-298 Sydney Road, Brunswick
  • Northcote Central Shopping Centre, High Street, Northcote
  • Broadmeadows Shopping Centre, Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows

You can also take small household batteries to a Council Customer Service Centre. Take car and alkaline batteries to a Detox Your Home permanent drop-off facility. Also see mobile phone batteries and accessories.