Got a question about FUTURE FORWARD™?
Read our FAQs to learn more about the programme.
Milwaukee Tool Australia has partnered with Envirostream to provide you with safe, sustainable battery recycling, that’s processed locally in Australia. Recycled battery material can be salvaged and used for remanufacturing. Recycle your end-of-life tool batteries the right way and re-harness that power in the future while also ensuring a greener environment for the next generation.
Once your battery reaches its end-of-life, simply bring it to a FUTURE FORWARD™ partner location and drop them off in our safe, reliable collection units that are certified for secure storage and transport. Find your nearest FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit from our list of participating store locations.
We have FUTURE FORWARD™ collection units in selected Milwaukee® Authorised Retailers, that are certified for secure storage and transportation. Find your nearest FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit from our list of participating store locations.
Envirostream uses a combination of mechanical and hydraulic separation techniques to safely recover material from end-of-life batteries, including steel, copper and aluminium. The recovered cobalt, nickel and lithium produces a Mixed Metal Dust (MMD) that is returned to the manufacturing sector to be repurposed. Importantly, no incineration is involved.
FUTURE FORWARD™ collection bins will initally be available at selected Authorised Retail stores, however we are looking to expand the programme across our Authorised Retailer Network. Find your nearest FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit from our list of participating store locations.
You can drop off all brands and most types of batteries including alkaline, lithium-ion and nickel metal hydride batteries. It's not limited to only power tool batteries. Lead-acid and Nickel cadmium (NiCd) batteries are not suitable for disposal in FUTURE FORWARD™ collection units.
There is no limit to the number of end-of-life batteries that can be dropped into the FUTURE FORWARD™ collection units.
Yes, you can recycle any end-of-life, damaged or unrequired batteries in FUTURE FORWARD™ collection units. However, any damaged batteries will need to be enclosed in a sealed plastic bag and terminals must be taped prior to being placed in a FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit. You can drop off all brands and most types of batteries, not just power tool batteries.
You will not receive a new battery in the place of a recycled battery. The goal of the FUTURE FORWARD™ programme is to divert lihtium-ion batteries from landfills and prevent them for becoming toxic waste.
A battery does not need to be at the end of its life, or completely spent, for it to be recycled. If you no longer need a battery, make sure to drop it into a FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit.
There is no cost to you to drop off your end-of-life batteries in a FUTURE FORWARD™ Collection Unit. The goal of this programme is to stop batteries from ending up in landfills and give you a simple, sustainable option to getting rid of your end-of-life batteries.
No, you will need to visit a participating retailer to drop off your batteries. Find your nearest FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit from our list of participating store locations. Batteries that are being recycled require safe, secure handling and transport undertaken by specialists. If you are interested in having a FUTURE FORWARD™ collection unit on your job site, contact our team at 1300 645 928 to find out more about how to be involved in the programme. Note - Our Job Site Solutions team do not currently have the ability to carry or transport collection units.