Battery recycling – new initiative

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A national scheme to recycle batteries has been launched.

B-cycle has officially launched and will initially cover the smaller alkaline and lithium batteries that come inside common household items like television remotes, toys and power tools.

B-cycle has teamed up with major retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings, Officeworks and ALDI to put battery collection bins at thousands of their stores.

Residents are encouraged to use this service to keep batteries out of household waste as they can cause fires in the trucks and processing facilities.