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Household batteries

How to recycle used household batteries.

A pile of household batteries.

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.

  • Safety information

    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.

  • Further information

    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.

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