Batteries and electronic items

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Last updated: 16 Jun 2022

Batteries and electronic items cannot go in any household bin. Unless collected safely, these items can cause fires inside collection trucks or at sorting facilities, putting staff and the community in an unsafe environment.

An electronic item includes any item with a plug, battery or cord such as:

  • Kitchen appliances (for example, microwaves, kettles, toasters, coffee machines)
  • Computers and accessories (for example, computer monitors, laptops, iPads, hard drives, mice, keyboards, headsets, microphones, webcams)
  • Mobile phones, phone chargers
  • TVs, VCRs, DVD recorders, remote controls
  • Gaming devices (for example, Xboxes, PlayStations, Nintendo consoles, Switches, game controllers)
  • Desk lamps, floor lamps, torches
  • Fans, heaters
  • Hair dryers, hair straighteners
  • Cameras, battery chargers
  • Vacuum cleaners, irons
  • Power boards, power tools
  • Solar lights, solar panels

Where to safely recycle batteries and electronic items

Take your batteries and electronic items to one of the following locations for safe recycling. Household batteries include AA, AAA, C, D and 9V-sized batteries.

Monash Civic Centre: 293 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Accepts household batteries, mobile phones, light globes and small electronic items (under 30cm long)

Oakleigh Service Centre: 3 Atherton Road, Oakleigh

Accepts household batteries, mobile phones

Monash Recycling and Waste Centre: 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill 

Accepts household batteries, light globes and electronic items. Costs may apply for some electronic items.  

Aldi

Accepts household batteries

Woolworths

Accepts household batteries, mobile phones, phone chargers, mobile wireless modems, wearable technology (such as smartwatches and fitness trackers)

Bunnings

Accepts power tool batteries and household batteries

Officeworks

Accepts computer equipment, mobile phones, household batteries

IKEA

Accepts household batteries and light globes