What do I do with household batteries?


Batteries can’t be recycled in your blue mixed recycling bin or clear recycling sacks. Try to use rechargeable batteries where possible.

Batteries of any type must not be placed in any of your waste containers due to fire risk in your bin, our waste collection vehicles or at the waste treatment facility.

Batteries are harmful to the environment and must be recycled by specialist companies. All large electrical retailers and supermarkets are obliged by law to provide free recycling facilities. Please take them with you when you travel to these outlets to dispose of them safely.

Take your used batteries to many local shops, search for your nearest at RecycleNow (external website).

What do I do with car batteries?