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Battery Recycling

We can assist with recycling your used household and power tool batteries with our national battery recycling program.

Team member assisting a customer at the entrance of the store to recycle batteries

The service

Our national battery recycling program is a free and easy to use service, making it convenient for customers and tradies to drop off used household and power tool batteries for recycling.

All our stores have a battery collection unit located at the front entrance, making it easy for you to help reduce waste and keep harmful substances out of the environment. Simply deposit your batteries in-store, then, our recycling partner Envirostream will manage the collection and recycling process.

We sell a wide range of batteries, from household to power tool batteries. With our national battery recycling program, 95 percent of battery components can be reused. That means we’re able to come full-circle, recycling what we sell to be repurposed into new batteries or to be used in other industries.

How it works

Batteries with tape on the top.

It's easy! Simply bring your old batteries in-store and deposit them in the collection unit at the front entrance. Then, our recycling partner Envirostream will manage the collection and recycling process.

It's recommended to tape your batteries before placing them in your local collection unit, as used batteries may still contain residual charge that can create a spark, leading to a potential fire hazard. Preventing this is as simple as using clear sticky tape, non-conductive electrical tape, or duct tape over the exposed battery terminal, or on the top and bottom face for button cell batteries. Please be mindful to keep the battery label information visible if you're not using clear tape.


What kind of batteries can be recycled

Our battery recycling units are designed to accept household single use and rechargeable batteries, such as:

  • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 6V
  • Power tool batteries
  • Button cell batteries
  • Other handheld-sized batteries that fit into the collection unit slot

We cannot accept lead acid batteries, car batteries, products with embedded batteries or other batteries that do not fit into the battery collection unit slot.

Contamination from unaccepted battery types or other forms of waste in our recycling unit can be a hazard for our Team and customers. Please ask our Team if you're unsure whether your batteries can be accepted in the unit.

The national battery recycling program provides the largest network of household and power tool battery retailer recycling locations in New Zealand, making it easy and convenient for all customers.