The recycling centre is well used by the St Andrew’s Community.
The battery bin fills up every 2-3 few months and last month we delivered well over 500 old batteries for recycling. Over the last 5 years the St Andrew’s Roseville community have probably saved more than 5000 batteries from going to landfill – isn’t that something !
Did you know ?
As the battery casing corrodes in landfill, chemicals such as cadmium, lead, mercury, nickel, and lithium leach into the soil, and eventually into waterways. These are potentially catastrophic for naturally occurring soil organisms, and are absorbed upwards through the food chain. We just don’t know the full extent of the damage they cause .