Rechargeable Batteries

Rechargeable batteries come in range of shapes and sizes and are widely used throughout the community from your phone to your car.

Unlike single-use batteries, rechargeable batteries contain heavy metal elements that allow them to be recharged over and over.

On average rechargeable batteries can be recharged about 1,000 times before the battery will need replacement.

Heavy metals can be hazardous to the environment, unless they are properly recycled and the Environmental Protection Agency has categorised rechargeable batteries as household hazardous waste.

Much of the material within rechargeable batteries are recyclable - lead, plastic and metal.