Rechargeable AA Batteries

Rechargeable Battery

Mobile phones, digital cameras, power tools, portable power packs, ipods, computers, rechargeable AA and AAA batteries

There are two types of batteries - primary (disposable) and secondary (rechargeable).  Primary batteries are designed to be used once and discarded when they are exhausted.  Secondary batteries are designed to be recharged and used multiple times.

Reduce

Rechargeable batteries can be purchased for use in most appliances i.e. digital cameras, torches, remote controls etc.  Before you purchase an electrical device, research what type of batteries it takes and whether they are recyclable.

Solar powered technology is advancing and solar powered products are becoming more widely available i.e. solar powered backpack that charges your mobile phone, laptop and MP3 player is already available.

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Reuse

  • Recell - will repack your old rechargeable battery packs i.e. from power tools. They reuse the plastic casing, recycle the old battery components and repack new components.
  • Paper weight

Recycle

Rechargeable batteries can be recycled.

Disposal

Non-rechargeable batteries are not recyclabled.  If you cannot reduce them, the next best practical option is disposal to the regional landfill through your local rubbish collection service.  The regional landfill has been built to a high environmental design standard making the risk of leaching signicantly lower than your own farm or home landfill.