Single use and rechargeable batteries disposal

Keep it safe and bring back your batteries to a drop off point near you.

Find your closest free Sunshine Coast battery drop off point at:

Battery safety is a serious issue. Batteries should never go in your waste, recycling or garden organics bin! They are hazardous, flammable and could start a fire in the back of a truck or at a facility.

Give your batteries a new life - it's easy and free

  1. get a battery jar at home
  2. fill it with used batteries
  3. return to a drop off point near you

Why should you return your batteries?

There are a wide range of battery types all containing valuable materials. Returning batteries at a safe drop off location will:

  • ensure those valuable materials get turned into something new
  • keep toxic chemicals out of landfill
  • reduce the risk of fire in trucks
  • protect our community and keep them safe.

Return your batteries to a Sunshine Coast Resource Recovery Centre

You can return your single use or rechargeable batteries to council's Resource Recovery Centres at Beerwah, Buderim, Caloundra or Nambour free of charge.

This includes:

  1. Single use batteries (alkaline and button cell batteries accepted) - batteries that can only be used once.
  2. Rechargeable batteries (Lithium Ion, Nickel-Metal Hydride, Nickel Cadmium (dry), Nickel Cadmium (wet)). 

Or find a drop off point close to you at RecycleMate

Visit the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative website to obtain more information about battery recycling.