Friday, October 26, 2012

Recycle Your Batteries at Aldi

Got used batteries that you'd rather not put in landfill? The helpful website Recycling Near You tells me that Aldi now offer free battery recycling in every store in Australia.


Household batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9V) can be dropped off into one of the battery-style bins. (For other battery types, see RecyclingNearYou.com.au)

A battery holds only a few cents' worth of energy - most of the value is in the physical product, so it's a good idea not to waste that. Especially when we are throwing away millions of them each year - 8,000 tonnes according to Aldi.

Bonus tip: For uses where you go through a lot of batteries, rechargeable batteries are a good way of reducing waste, and saving money.

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