Batteries are the biggest known contaminate in council's kerbside recycling bins. Batteries disposed of in kerbside bins create problems such as causing fires at Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and leach toxic and hazardous substances into our soils and waterways.
For more information about the importance of properly recycling batteries, please read this information brochure(PDF, 404KB).
Batteries can be recycled at collection sites throughout the shire. All battery sizes are accepted, from small hearing aid batteries to D size.
NOTE *Car batteries can also be recycled at council operated transfer stations in Halls Gap and St Arnaud. All batteries collected are recycled.
Council collection sites for used batteries are
Stawell Customer Service Town Hall
59-69 Main Street, Stawell VIC 3380 view map
St Arnaud Customer Service
40 Napier Street, St Arnaud VIC 3478 view map
Halls Gap Transfer Station
4300 Halls Gap- Ararat Road, Halls Gap VIC 3381 view map
St Arnaud Transfer Station
Old Wedderburn Road, St Arnaud VIC 3477 view map
Other drop off site
26-34 Scallan Street, Stawell VIC 3380 view map
St Arnaud IGA
47 Napier Street, St Arnaud VIC 3477 view map