Wanting to dispose of unwanted batteries safely? Check out the Christchurch City Council's free battery recycling scheme available from 13 May 2019.
Batteries contain numerous components that are bad for the environment. If put in wheelie bins, batteries can potentially harm staff and members of the public.
Batteries deteriorate if not in use and can become hazardous. Collecting batteries before they deteriorate means they can be recycled appropriately, saving valuable components for reuse and reducing the risk to people and the environment.
Batteries that can be dropped off for free include:
E-Cycle collects the batteries from each location. As there are no viable recycling options in New Zealand, batteries are sorted and prepared for shipping overseas to be recycled. The separated components of the batteries are given a new life in a variety of industries.
Loose batteries can be put in a drop-off box at your nearest EcoDrop or at a participating retail store: