Battery recycling

Why recycle batteries?

  • Many of the materials they are made from are hazardous to our health – disposal of them into landfill risks heavy metals leaching into our waterways.
  • Many of the materials they are made from – such as lead, cadmium and lithium – can be recycled an indefinite number of times.

Types of batteries we recycle

MRI recycling facilities are licensed to recycle the following types of batteries:

  • Lead Acid (Pb)
  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCad), sealed and vented.
  • Lithium Ion – Lithium Ion Polymer.
  • Lithium batteries.
  • Alkaline batteries.
  • Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH)

How are batteries processed?

Current all battery types are exported to our recycling partner in Korea where they recover over 80% of the materials like cobalt, lithium, nickel from the batteries for reuse.  Any materials that are not recovered are disposed safely into approved landfill sites.  All exports are under government issued hazardous waste and dangerous goods permits.

Our battery recycling partner in Korea has full ISO 14001 and government accreditation and we regularly under on site audits of their facilities.

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Safe storing, handling and transporting batteries for recycling

Many types of batteries are deemed to be prescribed waste, with transport and storage methods controlled by the various state EPAs. Dangerous goods transport may therefore be required.

MRI has three main types of dangerous goods approved battery collection/storage containers

  • 5ltr and 25 ltr battery buckets which you can order online here
  • plus larger 220ltr drums

For advice on storing, handling and transporting batteries please contact us on 1300 439 278 or email mri@mri.com.au