Battery Stewardship Documents

WMRR & BSC media release

23 December 2022

The Battery Stewardship Council (BSC), together with the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association
of Australia (WMRR), reminds Australians to be battery-safe this holiday season. Binned incorrectly, batteries can
catch fire, contaminate waste and recycling infrastructure, and leach toxic chemicals into the environment.

Australia’s official battery recycling Scheme, B-cycle, encourages Australians to correctly recycle any used batteries
from Christmas gifts, such as power tools and toys.

• Tape the terminals of batteries to prevent risk of fire
• Put them in a glass container and keep out of reach of children
• B-cycle them at the nearest Drop off point