Household batteries contain recoverable material when recycled through specialised battery recycling programs. They do not go in your recycling or rubbish bin.
- Recycle batteries of any kind (including button sizes, laptop/phone batteries, tool batteries) free at:
Battery World, Phillip or Belconnen Ph: 13 17 60
- Battery World may also take commercial quantities – visit website for details.
- Drop off free at Aldi supermarkets, Woolworths supermarkets, Officeworks, Yarralumla IGA, Cooleman Court and IKEA Canberra (in the battery recycling bin provided). All household batteries including button, AA, AAA, C, D and 9V sized batteries (rechargeable and non- rechargeable) are accepted.
- Household quantities (10 items or less) can be dropped off free at:
Materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, lithium, manganese, nickel and zinc are used to make batteries. These materials are all non-renewable, can be recycled an indefinite number of times and have a commercial value. Lead, cadmium and mercury can be hazardous to human health and the environment if incorrectly disposed of. Batteries (and their materials) have caused fires in our ACT collection vehicles.