Thursday, September 14, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Did you Know? With Mayor Julie Hall

Batteries should never be put in your recycling or waste bin.

This includes rechargeable batteries and lithium-ion batteries in objects such as laptops, mobile phones, power tools, cameras, and e-vape machines.

Used batteries may still contain residual charge and often produce sparks which can lead to fires in our waste trucks and recycling facilities, putting our waste teams at risk, and potentially causing dangerous gases if waste is burned incorrectly.

To dispose of batteries safety, make sure to always place sticky tape on the terminals before placing in your nearest battery recycling collection point.

Household Battery Recycling Bins are located at all of our Whitsunday Regional Council Customer Service Centres and Libraries.

Bins can also be found at the Collinsville and Cannonvale Transfer Stations.

For further information, search for 'Household Battery Recycling Program' on Council's website.

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