Where can I recycle batteries?

Where can I recycle batteries?

In most cases, you will need to take your used batteries to a collection point in-store at a DIY centre, supermarket, or to your local HWRC.

Most retailers offer a free collection bin in-store for used batteries from the home, so when you pick up your reusable bags for your food shop, why not take your used batteries with you at the same time?

There’s also the option to take them with you on your next trip to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC). Dedicated battery bins are available at most sites nationwide for you to recycle your used batteries.

Some local councils may collect used batteries separately as part of their household collection service but this service is not available in all areas so you should check your local council guidance on how to dispose of used batteries.

To find your local HWRC, enter your postcode in the Recycling Locator  to search for your nearest drop off point.

Please do not throw used batteries away into wheelie bins or other bags or bins at home which you use for recycling or residual waste. Batteries contain substances that require special treatment and should be stored and collected separately.