Batteries belong in your LOCAL BATTERY COLLECTION POINT.

Examples: Household appliance batteries

Please remember: Elements in batteries are extremely hazardous to both the environment and human health, and are able to permeate into the ground soil and thus water supplies when they are placed into landfill. For this reason, placing them in your household bin is not safe.

Hints and Tips: Use rechargeable batteries instead, and avoid battery operated toys, lights, and gadgets, opting for plug in or solar products instead.


  • It takes 50x more energy to make a battery than the finished product produces.
  • Only 27% of batteries are recycled in the UK, resulting in more than 20,000 tonnes of battery waste straight to the landfill.