I am calling on tradies and home handymen in North Lakes to drop off their old power tool batteries at their local hardware stores to be recycled.
A 12 month battery recycling trail is ending on 30 June. This trial has seen a remarkable 1800 kilograms (or 3077 batteries) of batteries collected.
We want locals to mark World Environment Day next week by disposing of old power tool batteries in a way that is friendly to the environment. About 500 kilograms have so far been returned by Qld householders and tradies to the 19 participating tool retailers since the program launched last year. We have also cleared a 5-year stockpile of 1300 kilograms of power tool batteries from the Trade Tools service centre that would have otherwise ended up in landfill.
World Environment Day (WED) helps raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It will be a fantastic result if we can crack the two tonne mark in the final month of the pilot.
So I urge North Lakes residents to continue taking their old batteries into a Bunnings, Masters or Trade Tools store.