Battery Recycling in the Brisbane City Council area - Planet Ark Recycling Near You

Batteries

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.

Warning!

Batteries should never be put in the recycling bin or in your waste bin. Rechargeable batteries and lithium ion batteries are hazardous and could produce sparks that may start a fire in the trucks or recycling facility. 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.

Woolworths supermarkets are rolling out battery and mobile phone collection points in their stores throughout 2021.

Participating Battery World retail outlets recycle all battery types. Locate a store and call ahead to ensure they can accept your batteries for recycling.

Officeworks are providing battery recycling services in some of their stores. Call ahead to ensure they can accept your batteries for recycling.

If your workplace or business wishes to recycle batteries visit Batteries 4 Planet Ark to order a safe and secure collection box with a pick up service.

This is a directory listing. Please be aware that recyclers may currently be closed or operating shortened hours due to COVID-19. Please use the below information to contact the recycler directly and adhere to the COVID-19 restrictions in your area.

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Other Battery Recycling Programs

Mobile Phone Batteries are accepted in the programs above and with mobile phones and other accessories in the MobileMuster program.

Computer Batteries are accepted in the Battery World, and are accepted via National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.

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.

How to recycle batteries at work

If your workplace or business wishes to recycle batteries visit Batteries 4 Planet Ark to order a safe and secure collection box with a pick up service.

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 Envirostream, Australia’s first onshore lithium, nickel metal and alkaline battery processor.

Battery Stewardship Council