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Car batteries

How to safely dispose of old car batteries.

Car batteries in a container at a recycling centre.

Do not dispose of car batteries at home. Take this waste to your local recycling centre (RC).

  • Which RC container

    Use the special container for car batteries.

  • Which RC accept this waste

    All our recycling centres accept car batteries.

  • Safety information

    Do not empty the battery before taking it to your local RC. This must be done in a controlled environment to avoid the risk of contaminating land and water supplies.

  • Further information

    The lead in car batteries is a valuable resource and the battery cases can be recycled into new plastic products.

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