Tamworth Regional Council and Battery World Tamworth are pleased to announce that the schools dry cell battery recycling program is currently running again during the 2012 school year.
This is a fantastic opportunity for your school to get involved with an awesome environmental initiative that removes a hazardous waste from landfill.
How does the program work? It’s simple! All your school has to do is have a collection bin located at your school where students and teachers can bring in old used dry cell batteries ready to be collected by Battery World Tamworth. But make sure that it is ok with mum or dad first!
What’s in it for the school? Besides removing a hazardous waste from landfill there are opportunities for your school to win some awesome prizes:
- $300 Book voucher
- $200 Voucher for sports equipment
- $100 Gift voucher from Battery World
What type of batteries are dry cell batteries?
- Button Batteries
Participating Schools - 2010
- Attunga Public School
- Duri Public School
- Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School
- Kootingal Public School
- McCarthy Catholic College
- Niangala Public School
- Nundle Public School
- Oxley High School
- Oxley Vale Primary School
- Somerton Public School (pictured)
- Tamworth South Public School
- St Josephs Primary School Tamworth
- St Nicholas School Tamworth
- Tamworth Public School
- Tintinhull Public School
2010 Collection Figures
2010 Competition results and winners
The 2010 competition collected 402.2kgs of batteries for the recycling program across 15 schools in the Tamworth region.
The winners are calculated based on the volume of batteries presented for recycling by the number of students in each school making it fair for all schools, large or small, to participate.
- 1st - Somerton Public School (pictured)
- 2nd - Duri Public School
- 3rd - Tintinhull Public School