Recycle your old mobile phones and batteries


Each year, more than 8,000 tonnes of batteries end up in Australian landfills, and an estimated 16 million out-of-service mobile phones are lying around homes and offices across Australia.

It is important to recycle your old mobile phones and batteries to lessen hazardous waste disposal and its impact on our environment. And you can dispose of these items at your (environmentally) friendly Griffith University library.

Large e-waste recycling containers are available at the Nathan and Gold Coast libraries. Smaller recycling containers are available at the Logan, Mt Gravatt, South Bank libraries.

So what type of batteries can you recycle? You can toss any of the following into our e-waste recycling containers: laptop batteries, household batteries (e.g. AA, AAA, C, D and coin/button batteries) and mobile phone batteries. Don’t forget to throw in your old mobile phone as well.

Recycling station locations

Gold Coast

  • Library
  • The Chancellery (G34)


  • Library
  • Student Centre (L04)

Mt Gravatt

  • Library
  • Student Centre (M06)


  • Library
  • EcoCentre (N68)

South Bank

  • Library
  • Student Centre (S01)

Find out about Griffith’s other recycling initiatives.