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Battery recycling

Find out how to dispose of batteries safely.

Batteries need to be disposed of differently from other materials because they contain toxins.

Household batteries

You can take your batteries to the reuse and recycling centre at Landmann Way in New Cross or use a BatteryBack recycling point in shops like Tesco, Sainsbury's and Argos.

Find your nearest battery recycling point. 

You are able to recycle the following battery types using either service:

  • 6V
  • D
  • C
  • AA
  • AAA
  • 9V
  • Button
  • Lithium Ion - used in laptops and newer mobile phones.

Car batteries

Car batteries must be taken to an authorised disposal centre, such as Halfords.