Batteries
Can it be recycled?

Batteries

Yes.  Some councils collect as part of your kerbside service but in most areas you will need to take them to a recycling centre or a collection point.  

Can it be recycled: near your postcode?

Did you know?

From February 2010, shops selling more than 32kg of batteries a year (approx 345 x four-packs of AA batteries) will have to provide battery recycling collection facilities in-store.  This means there will be lots more places where you can take your old batteries for recycling. 

What else can I do?

  • Use rechargeable batteries wherever possible - you can even buy a solar powered recharger!
  • Plug electrical equipment into the mains electricity.
  • Try to buy appliances that use renewable energy: a wind-up radio or torch, dynamo bicycle lights or a solar powered calculator.