Do not dispose of household batteries at home. Take this waste to your local recycling centre (RC).
Which RC container
Use the special container for household batteries.
Which RC accept this waste
All our recycling centres accept household batteries.
Batteries are a major fire hazard. They also contain heavy metals such as cadmium and zinc that can be toxic to the environment if not disposed of correctly.
Some shops and supermarkets that sell batteries will collect and recycle them for you.
You could also...
Consider using rechargeable batteries if you don't already.