While there is no national battery recycling program in Australia, there are a number of collection and/or recycling programs accepting various types of batteries.
Some retailers, including Battery World, will accept and recycle household quantities of batteries within stores. Battery World is partnering with Planet Ark and Varta for National Recycling Week.
Battery World is proud to be an official supporter of National Recycling Week, November 8 to 14 in 2010. To reduce the amount of batteries sent to landfill, Battery World is encouraging Australians to switch over to rechargeable batteries, and to recycle all their used household batteries in store. To find your nearest Battery World outlet, click www.batteryworld.com.au
Battery World is a Queensland-based national franchise business with years of experience meeting the needs of Australias ever-growing replacement battery market. Since inception, Battery World has grown to be the largest and most comprehensive retail battery chain focused on the battery category.
There are also commercial operators that offer national collection services for the recycling of 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.
Other types of batteries are accounted for in a variety of programs. Mobile phone batteries, for example, are recycled through MobileMuster.
While car batteries are collected through a number of operators including the extensive Century Yuasa network. Batteries cannot be recycled in household recycling bin. As batteries can be made from hazardous materials, they have to be separated carefully and they are not suited to the common collection systems and sorting facilities used by councils.
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