Central Coast Council has a free recycling program for residents to bring in their unwanted household batteries (such as AA, AAA, C, D, 6V, 9V and button batteries), light globes, mobile phones and fluorescent tubes to nominated collection points.

Batteries and fluorescent lights contain harmful elements such as mercury, alkaline and lead acid, which can cause major environmental hazards. They can also pose health risks if they are landfilled.

Please Note – Please do not place these items into your general waste bins, as they may catch fire in the waste collection trucks or onsite at our landfills.  Fluorescent tubes and light globes must be clean and unbroken to be accepted.

Batteries, light globes and mobile phones (and accessories) are able to be dropped off at:

Fluorescent tubes can be dropped off at the Buttonderry Waste Management Facility and Councils Administration Building in Wyong.

The free recycling of batteries and lamps is made possible by funding through the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.