Disposal of Battery Waste

Don’t let your battery waste spark danger!

Cumberland City Council is on a mission to keep our community safe and environmentally friendly.

Did you know that improperly disposing of batteries can lead to hazardous fires during waste collection and processing?

Your seemingly harmless household clean-up could turn into a major safety hazard for our hardworking waste collection crews and the entire community.

We’re here to educate and empower you to dispose of your battery waste responsibly.

Here’s what you need to know.

  • What’s the risk? Lithium batteries found in everyday items like laptops, mobile phones, electric bikes and scooters can pose a serious fire hazard if not disposed of properly. Recent incidents across the state have highlighted the importance of safe battery disposal.
  • Say no to kerbside bins! Batteries should NEVER go in your regular trash or kerbside bins. Instead, bring them to designated drop-off points to ensure they’re handled safely.
  • How can you help? Take advantage of our Chemical Cleanout Events or book a service with the Mobile Community Recycling Service (MCRS) to responsibly dispose of your battery waste. Let’s work together to prevent fires and protect our community!

Spread the word and let’s make Cumberland City a safer place for everyone!

To learn more visit Lithium-ion battery safety - Fire and Rescue NSW