1. Save your used household batteries and recycle them at your nearest supermarket.
Unfortunately household batteries cannot be accepted in our kerbside recycling services. Save your used batteries in a large pot or tub somewhere at home so that once you have a box full you can go to your nearest supermarket, electronics store or pretty much any other retailer and recycle them in a single trip.
All types of household batteries can be recycled with all the different metals used being completely recoverable and recyclable an unlimited number of times. It’s really important that we recycle our batteries because if we don’t and they end up in landfill they will start to leak nasty chemicals called ‘heavy metals’ which are absorbed by the soil and then find their way into our water supplies, rivers and lakes.