You can recycle your used household batteries with our free collection service
When will the used household batteries recycling collections start?
From Monday 30 January 2023 we are collecting used batteries as part of your rubbish and recycling collection service.
How will I be able to recycle my batteries?
From Monday 30 January you will be able to recycle your used batteries. Simply put them in a freezer bag, or similar sized clear bag, on top of your black or green bin on collection day and we will recycle them for you.
What if I have a sack collection?
At the moment this service is only available for properties that have a wheelie bin, but we are working hard to find a solution so we can offer the service to all our residents. In the meantime, you can still recycle your used batteries by taking them to any shop that sells them.
What if I live in a flat and have my waste and recycling collection in large bins?
We’re currently unable to provide a battery collection service to properties with large, shared bins. You can still recycle your used batteries by taking them to any shop that sells them.
How frequently will the batteries be collected?
This will be a weekly collection service, please just put your used batteries in a tied up freezer bag, or similar sized clear bag, on top of your black or green bin on collection day
What type of batteries can I put out for recycling?
We will be able to take the following batteries:
- C (toys, torches, portable radios)
- D (torches, stereos)
- 6V (medical instruments, cameras)
- 9V (fire alarms)
- Button (including hearing aid batteries)
Please put them out in a separate tied up freezer bag, or similar sized clear bag, on top of your black or green bin.
You can also recycle your batteries by taking them to any shop that sells them.
Are there any batteries I cannot put out to be recycled?
We will be unable to take the following:
- Car batteries
- Damaged batteries
- Loose lithium-ion (extracted from laptops, mobile phones, tablets)
How many bags of batteries can I leave out?
There is limited space on the vehicles so we would ask you to place your batteries out ‘little and often. We will only be able to take one small tied freezer size bag of batteries at a time.