Batteries Recyling Hotline No PA

There are a wide range of battery types, many of which contain toxic metals such as cadmium, mercury and lead. Others contain valuable materials like magnesium and zinc. Used rechargeable batteries are a hazardous waste and should not be placed in the garbage bin. This includes batteries in laptops, mobile phones, power tools and cameras.

Aldi supermarkets offer a free battery recycling service at all their Australian stores. Any brand of AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are accepted - simply drop your used batteries into the dedicated bins in store. For other services and for options for different battery types (eg buttons and 12 volts) see below.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of batteries to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

Council services for Batteries

Townsville City Council has the following battery recycling programs available to residents.

  1. Drop off Facility - Jensen Landfill
  2. Drop off Facility - Hervey Range Landfill
  3. Drop off Facility - Stuart Landfill

Drop off locations for Batteries

2 drop off businesses match on Batteries within approx 60km of Townsville QLD

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Business Name Address Suburb State Postcode Lon Lat Distance (Km) Approved Provider
Battery World /business/11004 245 Ingham Road Garbutt, QLD, 4814 146.7797850 -19.2656560 Garbutt QLD 4814 146.7797850 -19.2656560
Ancient Energy /business/13642 1581 Riverway Drive Kelso, QLD, 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710 Kelso QLD 4815 146.7291990 -19.3952710
Battery World /business/11004 245 Ingham Road Garbutt, QLD, 4814 146.7797850 -19.2656560 Garbutt QLD 4814 146.7797850 -19.2656560

Pick up locations for Batteries

33 pick up businesses match your query on Batteries

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Business Name Details Picks up Fees Approved Provider
MRI (Aust) Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Toga Recycling Services Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Toxfree Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Cleanaway - A Transpacific Business Please contact Cleanaway on 13 13 39 to enquire about p... Qld May apply
Batrec Pick up service depends on the distance from our facili... Qld May apply
A2Z All Waste Recycling No quantity too small but more cost effective to you if... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Steve's Rubbish Removals Click Business Name for details Qld May apply
ACE Recycling Group Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Greener Mobile All done via mail. Post at any Australia Post red box o... Nationally Free
CMA Ecocycle Pick up service only for commercial quantities. Qld May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
Buyequip Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
ITHouze Australia We can arrange pickup nationally and the goods can be b... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
TES-AMM Australia Pty Ltd Pick up of commercial quantities only. Nationally May apply
PENTAQ Technology Pty Ltd Click Business Name for details Nationally May apply
The Computer Market - Rockhampton Pickup commercial quantities only - from Rockhampton on... Qld May apply
Waste Transport Click Business Name for details Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
The Recycling Centre Small or large quantities of scrap metal can be collect... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Go Skip Bins We will need your address, Date, phone number, what siz... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Reverse E-Waste Commercial - Sydney/Melb/Bris local metro - min 1 palle... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Seafront Scrapmetal & Machinery Pty Ltd Pick-up available for large quantities. Nationally Free
ANZ Asset Managment Bookings are essential for Commercial and Office pick-u... Nationally (Metro Area Only) May apply
Visio Recycling Pick-up services for bulk quantities only. Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
CashAphone Click Business Name for details Nationally Free
REMONDIS Australia Pty Ltd REMONDIS collects recycling and waste streams in bins r... Nationally May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ascot Ashgrove Auche... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
1800-GOT-JUNK? (Australia) Pty Ltd. We cover the following suburbs: Ashmore Banora Point ... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
Suncoast Renewables Suncoast Renewables collects quantities of Used Lead Ac... Qld (Metro Area Only) Free
Aussie Bulk Discounting Pickup will be grouped by area location so there may be... Qld (Metro Area Only) May apply
TOONs PCs Click Business Name for details Qld Free
ACE RECYCLING GROUP Pickup can always be arrange from any where, please cal... Qld May apply
Recycling Enterprises Pick up service available, please call for booking. Qld Free

Other Battery Recycling Programs

Some waste management companies run nationwide programs that recycle all types of batteries (except motor vehicle batteries). Flat-packed boxes are posted out to your location and full boxes sent back for recycling with an administration fee. To find out more visit Transpacific-Cleanaway or SITA.

Mobile Phone Batteries are accepted in the programs above and with mobile phones and other accessories in the MobileMuster program. See the Townsville City Council mobile phone recycling page.

Computer Batteries are accepted in the Battery World, Transpacific-Cleanaway and SITA programs above, and with computers and other accessories in various computer recycling or re-use programs. See the Townsville City Council computer recycling page for further details.

Motor Vehicle Batteries are recycled through a national network of Battery Recycling Centres established by Century Yuasa, and at many garages, transfer stations and waste management centres. See if there is a drop off location or visit the Townsville City Council motor vehicle battery recycling page for other listings.

How to recycle batteries at work

There are many recycling companies that offer national collection services for commercial quantities of all types of batteries. To find a commercial battery recycling service for your workplace or business, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au

About Batteries

Single-use batteries are usually alkaline batteries with Zinc, Manganese or Lithium chemistry. Rechargeable batteries are commonly Nickel Cadmium, Nickel Metal Hydride or Lithium Ion. Rechargeable batteries are found in the same shapes and voltage as single-use batteries, as well as specifically designed for laptops, mobile phones and electronic equipment.

How to reduce your battery waste

Try to minimise battery usage by connecting appliances to the mains power where possible. Buying rechargeable batteries is an important way to reduce battery waste. Each battery can be recharged up to 1000 times, saving you money and reducing pollution from discarded batteries.

There are many retailers who sell battery rechargers, which conveniently take less than 15 minutes to recharge.

More information

Batteries can be processed to recover plastics and metals, some of which are used to manufacture new batteries.

See Planet Ark's Battery Recycling Factsheet for further information on battery composition and recycling.

The Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) is an industry and community working group, established to investigate a coordinated national collection and recycling scheme for batteries.

See the Rechargeable Batteryback page for information about a trial rechargeable battery recycling program running in Toowoomba until 5th September 2016.