A friend of mine recently told me that you can now recycle old batteries at ALDI Supermarkets, which is good to know. Battery recycling is something all of us should be doing, and as more and more gadgets get replaced with new ones, the problem just keeps getting worse.
At the moment, apparently ALDI are only accepting rechargeable and non-rechargeable AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries, but if you have other types of batteries you’d like to recycle, there is some information available for households from resourceSmart an initiative of Sustainability Victoria.
Also, for more information about Battery Recycling check out what Planet Ark are doing as well.
About Battery Recycling
Each year, over 300 million household batteries are thrown away with ordinary waste, meaning a staggering 8,000 tonnes of batteries end up in landfill.1
Over time, the chemicals in these batteries may be toxic to the environment, potentially harming wildlife and affecting surrounding soil or waterways.
That’s why ALDI, proudly supported by Planet Ark, has become the first supermarket in Australia to offer a free recycling service for household batteries in every store.
By supporting this program you’ll be doing your part to help reduce the thousands of tonnes of batteries which end up in landfill each and every year.