Welcome the Battery Bucket
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.