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Battery waste

We offer a free battery collection to houses - not flats or communal properties at the moment. 

We will collect batteries on your non-recycling collection days (black wheelie bin or purple bags). You can check your bin dates online

You need to put the batteries in a separate cardboard box or plastic bag - we will take the box or bag, so do not use anything you want to keep.

You need to make sure the box or bag is clearly labelled 'batteries' and leave it next to your wheelie bin or purple bags.

Yes please

The batteries that we can collect include (you can also a picture at the bottom of this page):

  • 6V
  • D
  • C
  • AA
  • AAA
  • 9V
  • mobile phone batteries (separated from the phone)
  • laptop batteries (separated from the laptop)
  • button batteries

If the battery cannot be separated from the item, you can book a free collection using our bulky waste service

No thanks

We cannot accept:

  • damaged batteries
  • leaking batteries
  • car batteries
  • industrial batteries
  • batteries with connecting wires

Once we collect them, the batteries are sorted for recycling at a processing facility. The cardboard boxes will also be recycled. The plastic bags will be separated and sent on for recycling at another facility.

Picture of batteries we accept