Battery Recycling

Upcycle is an ISO certified battery recycling company based in Auckland. We are currently one company carrying export permit on various waste batteries in New Zealand. Commonly used batteries (household and industrial) can be accepted.
We are initiating battery recycling within New Zealand to reduce the amount ending up in our landfill where heavy metals and toxic substances can leak into the grounds when battery corrodes causing water and soil pollution. Batteries are made from important resources so recycling battery can recover valuable materials.

Export Permit



Export Permit

Alkaline, Lithium, Li-ion,
Ni-cd, Ni-mh

Mixed batteries


Upcycle is the only waste battery recycler to be certified with ISO 45001, ISO 14001, and ISO 9001. ISO shortened for International Organization for Standardization is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
Our ISO14001: Environmental Management System is all about minimizing any negative impacts on the environment, complying with applicable environmental laws and regulations, and continually improving in these areas.
At Upcycle, we do what is right for the environment, ISO certified proven.


- Use only the type of battery specified by the manufacturer on the device.
- Always store batteries in a dry place in a room temperature.
- Place batteries in the device in a correct way. (+ve and –ve terminal)
- Keep batteries away from children and pets. - Do not store waste batteries in a metal container.
- To store waste batteries for recycling, all terminals must be taped to avoid short-circuiting.
- Do not attempt to recharge non-rechargeable batteries.
- Always turn the device off before removing batteries.
- Do not overheat the batteries.
- Battery leak can be caused by trying to recharge disposable cells, mixing battery types, mixing new batteries with old batteries, overheating, storing batteries in damp environment and leaving batteries in the device during long term storage.

Corporate Battery Recycling


Accepted Batteries for Free of Charge


What Do We Charge?


Battery Bucket Back (BBB) System


Battery Shipment



Batteries contain corrosive materials and heavy metals that can contaminate the environment and harm human health. If not properly recycled, toxic substances can pose serious threats.

Primary batteries are non-rechargeable batteries that can only be used once. Secondary are rechargeable batteries which can be used over and over by recharging.

Batteries that we use every day do pose a risk of short-circuit. In order to reduce any risk of short-circuit we need to properly secure a positive terminal on a battery. The + symbol marks the positive terminal therefore, placing a piece of masking tape over the end so it does not come into contact with metal or other batteries will reduce the chance of short-circuit. All batteries should be kept safely out of reach of small children and should be stored in a cool, dry area.

Short-circuit could cause fire or explosion in extreme cases.

Batteries contain resources such as steel, manganese and zinc which can be recycled. By recycling these resources, our consumption of natural resources are reduced.

Contact Us

Upcycle Ltd

Unit 1, 321 Neilson Street,
Onehunga, Auckland,1061


Phone: +64 9 579 2603

Working Hours

Monday - Friday
9AM - 5PM