Ditching dud batteries

Aussies everywhere could do their bit to help sick children by handing in their old car batteries as part of a drive being led by car loans provider RACV.

The fifth annual Great Battery Round Up will take place on Saturday October 4th and will encourage drivers to recycle batteries, which are chock full of harmful pollutants.

And for every dud battery handed over, the car loan company will in turn donate $5 to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

It called upon drivers to drop their batteries into one of 37 metro and regional collection sites in an effort to leapfrog last year’s fundraising efforts, which generated more than $25,000 for the hospital.

“We’re encouraging people to do the right thing and surrender any dead batteries during the Round Up. Help us make a difference to the environment and the Royal Children’s Hospital,” said Daphne Karaferis, a spokesperson for the car loans group.

RACV urges people handling dead batteries to wear gloves and safety glasses and keep them in an upright position.ADNFCR-1761-ID-18817367-ADNFCR