Don't let your old electricals start a revolt

Recycle your old batteries and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) safely to prevent waste fires.


Batteries and small WEEE, such as mobile phones, vapes, and hairdryers, must not be thrown away in your household waste or recycling bins as they often contain hazardous materials which can start a fire when the items are crushed during the collection and sorting process.

Where can I take household batteries?

You can take batteries to any of our recycling centres. Find your nearest recycling centre.

Many shops and supermarkets that sell batteries have a collection point where you can take old batteries to be recycled.

Large lithium-ion batteries, such as those from e-scooters, can also be taken to any of our recycling centres. 

Where can I take WEEE?

Any items that require batteries or need to be plugged into the mains to work are classed as WEEE.

You can take WEEE to any of our recycling centres. There will be a separate container for smaller items such as kettles, irons, and mobile phones, an area for televisions and monitors, and an area for larger items such as fridges and freezers.

Find your nearest recycling centre.

Other ways to recycle

WEEE contains valuable and reusable materials such as metals, plastic, and glass which can be recycled into new products.

If your item is in good working condition, you could consider selling it, giving it away, or donating it to charity.

If your item is broken you could take it to a local repair café to give it a new lease of life.

You can also check to see whether your district or borough council offers a collection service for batteries or small electricals.

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