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Safer Battery Collection Initiative

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REPIC tackled a sector wide issue and doubled the opportunity to capture used batteries.

Safer battery collection at Local Authority sites

Faced with an increasing number of fires at UK waste and electrical plants, estimated to be around 300 a year, REPIC launched a safer battery collection initiative to encourage the removal of batteries from unwanted and broken electrical appliances, either before they arrive at Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) or otherwise at the point of disposal.

Doubling the opportunity to capture used batteries, new battery collection drums and large signage has been placed next to the point where people discard their unwanted and broken small electrical appliances on HWRCs. These new collection drums are an addition to the HWRCs existing battery collection point.


The clear message aims to reduce the chances of discarded batteries entering WEEE treatment processing lines and drive an increase in the separate battery collection rate.

Currently REPIC has partnered with a number of local authorities to encourage safer battery collection on HWRCs

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