Please put your used batteries and mobile phones in a recyclable container with a lid and leave it out next to your red boxes on your recycling day. Mobile phones should be put in a separate recyclable container to batteries. A jam jar, margarine tub or plastic takeaway container is perfect because we will recycle the container after it has been emptied.
Which batteries can I recycle?
- All AAA and AA cells
- Sizes C and D
- Button batteries e.g. watch and hearing aid batteries
- Laptop batteries
- Power tool batteries
- Mobile phone batteries
What types of mobile phone can I recycle?
You can recycle any type of mobile phone with our kerbside collection. Please remove the battery if it is easy to access and put it with your other batteries.
Why should I recycle my batteries and mobile phones?
Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium and mercury. If you put batteries into your black bin, they will be taken to a landfill site where they cause harm to the environment.
How are they recycled?
The batteries we send for recycling are first sorted by chemistry type and shredded. Each type of battery then goes through a different process to recover metals which can be used in make new batteries and in industries like the steel industry.
Your mobile phone contains precious and useful metals such as copper, silver, gold and palladium. Recycling your mobile phone means these metals can be recovered and re-used instead of mining them.
Last updated: Wed 29 July, 2020 @ 12:58