Pink background with a white battery outline and the wording batteries along with the recycle arrow logoHouseholders throughout the Derbyshire Dales can recycle batteries from home.

The UK currently throws away 600 million batteries each year, most of which end up in landfill sites.  We need to recycle batteries as they contain acids and heavy metals which can leak into soil and pollute the environment.

How to recycle batteries

Simply place your portable household batteries in a clear sandwich/freezer bag and leave it next to your recycling containers (blue lidded bin or blue box and blue bag) on your collection day and our staff will collect it.

The scheme works best with 10 or more batteries for collection, but do not overfill.

Which batteries can I recycle?

The following household batteries (including rechargeable) can be recycled:

  • AAA
  • AA
  • C
  • D
  • 6 & 9V
  • Button (i.e. watch)
  • Laptop batteries
  • Mobile phone batteries

We cannot accept car batteries or other industrial batteries through this scheme.  Any other batteries not mentioned above should be disposed of at your nearest household recycling centre. Please do not put any damaged or leaking batteries in the bag.

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