Batteries must be disposed of safely and not placed in the garbage or kerbside recycling bin.

Batteries contain a range of environmentally hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmiun, zinc and nickel, all of which are toxic in high concentrations.

Battery World will accept household batteries for recycling. The nearest store for Moreland residents is:

  • 1074 Sydney Road, Fawkner

ALDI has set up free collection points for household batteries at all their stores. The White Pages provides a complete store directory. The nearest stores for Moreland residents are:

  • Coburg North ALDI: 1009-1011 Sydney Road, Coburg North 3058
  • Brunswick ALDI: 292-298 Sydney Road, Brunswick
  • Preston ALDI: Cnr Cramer & High St, Preston VIC 3072
  • Preston South ALDI:15 Dundas St, Preston South, VIC 3072
  • Airport West ALDI: 29 - 35 Louis Street, Airport West VIC 3042
  • Northcote ALDI: Northcote Central Shopping Centre, High Street, Northcote
  • Campbellfield ALDI: Cnr Sydney & Mahoneys Road, Campbellfield 3061

Planet Ark also have a comprehensive list of battery disposal locations

You can also take small household batteries to a recycling station within a Council Customer Service Centre. Take car and alkaline batteries to a Detox Your Home permanent drop-off facility. Also see mobile phone batteries and accessories.