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Battery World Ipswich’s war on waste helps support the local community.

More than 50 tonnes worth of car batteries per year has been saved from landfill in the last 14 years thanks to a recycling initiative launched by Battery World Ipswich.

“We take immense pride in our community, and we work hard to keep it clean and safe for future generations,” said the proud owner of the iconic purple hued establishment, Ruthie.

Since 2009, Ruthie, her husband Howdie, and the Ipswich team have consistently recycled a tonne of batteries per week. This has resulted in a mammoth fundraising effort that has earnt them more than $350,000 through the recycling program. Recognising the importance of businesses giving back to the community, Ruthie emphasised that most of the money earned through the recycling program had to be put back into supporting local initiatives.

“We look forward to continuing supporting and powering the passions of the local community for many more years to come,” Ruthie said.

Ruthie and Howdie have supported more than 15 local groups and sporting teams over the years, including Western Pride Football Club, Ipswich Girl’s Grammar School, West Bremer Radio, Ipswich Hospice Care, Ipswich Relay for Life, Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, and support fundraising for Cupcake Inc cancer charity – to name just a few.


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