Recycle Batteries (Household)

What can I recycle?

All consumer single use or rechargeable batteries weighing less than 5 kg each can be recycled. These include batteries used to power cordless tools, mobile and cordless phones, laptop computers, digital cameras, flashlights, watches and other products.

Why should I recycle?

Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals. By recycling batteries, you divert waste from landfills, help reduce the risk of soil contamination and water pollution, and reduce the need for raw materials to manufacture new products.

What happens to it?

Batteries and cellphones are separated by type and then forwarded for recycling. The recycling facility processes the reusable metals from the batteries and prepares them for use in new products such as batteries, a variety of stainless steel products and cement additives.