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Battery recycling

In the United Kingdom, we throw away over 600 million batteries every year. The main method of disposal for batteries is sending them to landfill sites, which are rapidly running out of space.

We currently recycle about 1 ton of Rushcliffe household batteries each month.

Put your used household batteries in the battery bag and leave it on the top of any colour bin on any collection date. We'll recycle them and leave you a replacement bag.

See an example of a Battery bag.

We can recycle the following types of household batteries:

  • AAA
  • AA
  • C
  • D
  • Button batteries
  • Mobile telephone batteries
  • Laptop batteries
  • Accumulators (rechargeable batteries).

We can't accept car batteries or any batteries with gel or acid inside them.