Wel­come the Bat­tery Bucket

Mansfield Courier - - PROPERTY -

IN an ef­fort to help keep house­hold bat­ter­ies out of the land­fill stream, Mans­field Shire Coun­cil is tri­alling the ‘Bat­tery Bucket’ which is now avail­able in the foyer of the shire of­fices in Highett Street.

Res­i­dents are en­cour­aged to take ad­van­tage of this free ser­vice and dis­pose of their un­wanted house­hold bat­ter­ies with the knowl­edge that they are help­ing the en­vi­ron­ment by keep­ing toxic nas­ties out of the ground.

Shire mayor Ray Robin­son wel­comed this new ser­vice say­ing “with the cur­rent rate of hand­held bat­tery re­cy­cling rel­a­tively low, it’s great to know that Mans­field Shire can make a dif­fer­ence”.

“By di­vert­ing this waste stream from land­fill, we can make a dif­fer­ence to the en­vi­ron­ment by keep­ing nasty tox­ins out of the ground,” he said.

Coun­cil’s waste man­age­ment of­fi­cer Re­becca Kir­ley en­cour­ages all res­i­dents to pop in to the coun­cil of­fices to dis­pose of their un­wanted house­hold bat­ter­ies.

“The bat­tery re­cy­cling ser­vice is specif­i­cally de­signed to col­lect all forms of day-to-day house­hold bat­ter­ies,” she said.

“Bat­ter­ies col­lected will be trans­ported off site to a pro­cess­ing fa­cil­ity to un­dergo the re­cy­cling process.”

A list of bat­ter­ies able to be dis­posed of via the Bat­tery Bucket ser­vice is avail­able by con­tact­ing coun­cil’s waste unit.

Res­i­dents wish­ing to dis­pose of car bat­ter­ies can take them to coun­cil’s Re­source Re­cov­ery Cen­tre in Mon­key Gully Road, free of charge where they will be for­warded on for re­cy­cling.

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