It’s almost impossible to recycle your used batteries in Australia.
There isn’t an easy home for:
- Your old AA batteries from your Wii.
- Your old batteries from your myriad other remote controls.
I’ve only seen one recycle bin that takes all this stuff. Ikea.
They accept batteries, incandescent bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, and probably other stuff (http://www.ikea.com/au/en/store/homebush/services). But the domestic recycling schemes don’t take these.
Maybe it’s something to do with not having a local industry willing to contribute to their collection.
It seems hard to believe that we don’t use enough to make them worth recycling.