We have a partnership with the battery recycling company BatteryBack which has supplied us with 100,000 battery bags free of charge.
We collect batteries from households across the district. Every household with a green bin collection has been supplied with a bag for old batteries. Simply cover the contacts with sticky tape and pop your batteries in the bag.
If you don't have a bag please contact us and we will send one to you or alternatively you can use any sturdy plastic bag
Once you’ve filled your bags with batteries – they can be any size of household battery (no car batteries, please) – simply leave your filled bag on top of your GREEN BIN where our collection teams can clearly see it and we will take it away.
Bags left inside the bins won’t be recycled.
Where else can I recycle batteries
Most large shops and supermarkets which stock batteries provide recycling bins in store which can be used should you not wish to store used batteries at home. Also all local recycling centres accept old batteries.
Safety advice for storing batteries
Batteries do not present a risk to health and safety if handled correctly. However, residents should be aware that some batteries contain hazardous substances that can leak out and others can cause fires if broken apart, they come into contact with water or they are heated.
Therefore, the following common sense measures should be applied to limit the risk posed by the storage of waste batteries:
- Ensure that other materials are not mixed with the batteries
- Ensure that batteries do not have exposed trailing wires that can cause short circuits
- Ensure that batteries have the terminals covered with tape
- Ensure that the container is positioned in a cool, dry place
- Ensure that the container is stored away from combustible materials