Frequently Asked Questions
What battery sizes can I recycle?
- Alkaline batteries including AA, AAA, C, and D sizes, as well as rectangular 6 and 9-volt batteries.
- Button cell batteries used in watches, cameras, toys, clocks, and other small devices, comprising Lithium, Silver, Zing, and other chemistries.
- All handheld batteries with chemistries including alkaline, zinc-carbon, and lithium.
Rechargeable batteries accepted:
- Batteries used in handheld products and devices including Nickel Cadmium (NiCD, NC), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH, NM), and Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) chemistries.
What happens to the batteries after they get collected?
Batteries collected through Ecoactiv are safely transported to a specialist facility where they are sorted by chemistry or battery type. Depending on battery chemistry, they are subsequently transported to local and overseas recyclers under strict standards, guidelines, and approvals for processing and materials recovery. As community awareness and collection volumes increase, local processing of alkaline and lithium batteries may become commercially viable.
The Ecoactiv Battery Recycling service is operated by Activ Group, a specialist product recovery and environment stewardship organisation that is focused on environmentally sound supply chain solutions for consumers, business and government agencies. Ecoactiv is a member of the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) and has adopted the ABRI Packaging guidelines for used handheld batteries. For more information about ABRI look here.
A distinguishing feature of the purpose-built Ecoactiv Battery collection container is the Micro-Porous Gause Vent that allows venting for either pressure or vacuum relief. This provides an added level of storage safety by way of allowing any build of gases to easily and safely escape.
Who can I contact if I need assistance?
Hotline — 1800 489 278 (Availale 9am – 5pm EST)
Email — firstname.lastname@example.org