Most council recycling programs in Australia don’t cover batteries in their regular collection, so this is a welcome development: ALDI is introducing battery recycling bins to all of its stores.
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The bins will accept used AA, AAA, C, D and 9V batteries, which covers the vast majority of household uses. For button or car batteries, you’ll need to look elsewhere for options (Planet Ark has a useful search option on its site). Switching to rechargeable batteries will cut down on landfill as well as saving you money, but if you have used ordinary batteries, this makes it easier to dispose of them safely.