Information about battery recycling services in your local area is available through Planet Ark’s RecyclingNearYou website.
Residents in Perth (Western Australia) can deposit old household batteries (dry cell) in over 150 battery recycling bins around the city. Click here for details.
Sustainability Victoria provides over 30 drop-off sites for used handheld batteries and other hazardous products. ABRI has taken over the management of the pilot Batteryback collection program from Sustainability Victoria. Handheld batteries can be deposited in participating retail stores. Click here for details.
Sydney City Council has established a number of drop-off locations to recycle handheld batteries, mobile phones and light bulbs. Click here for locations. In other urban and regional centres in NSW, Community Recycling Centres are being rolled out to collect batteries and other problem wastes with funding from NSW EPA.
Battery World stores offer a free battery recycling service for their customers. There are over 70 stores across the country. Click here for details.
ALDI is the first supermarket to offer a national battery recycling program for customers. Click here for details on which batteries they can accept.
Councils often collect hazardous household products such as paints, chemicals and batteries. Check your Council’s web site for details, or find services in your area through Planet Ark’s Recycling NearYou web site.
Mobile phones and mobile phone batteries are recycled through the MobileMuster program. They can be dropped off at over 3,500 participating retail stores and local council facilities or returned in a reply paid envelope. Click here for details.
Emergency and exit lighting batteries are being collected through the Lighting Council Australia’s EXITcycle program. The first stage is a pilot in Queensland.
1. Q&A on battery recycling
If you are a commercial business or if you have a large number of batteries, you can arrange for collection and recycling of used batteries through the following ABRI members (with a fee for service):
Tel: 13 17 60
Close the Loop Ltd
Dodd & Dodd Group Pty Ltd
Infoactiv Group Pty Ltd
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd
Powercell (Australia) Trading Pty Ltd
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd