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Batteries recycling


Why recycle batteries?

Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals.
Each battery recycled will be taken apart and many of the
materials will be used to make new batteries or something else.
If you put your batteries into a rubbish bin they will be taken
to landfill sites and the resources lost.


Which batteries can I recycle?

All types of batteries (disposable and rechargeable)
can be recycled, including:

  • AAA and AA cells
  • Sizes C and D
  • Button batteries (e.g. watch or hearing aid batteries)
  • Mobile phone batteries
  • Laptop batteries
  • Powertool batteries




Where can I recycle batteries?

The council does not collect batteries from your home as part of the weekly recycling service.  Therefore, we provide a wide range of facilities to recycle batteries at our Household Waste Recycling Centres and selected Bring Sites Bring Sites

Alternatively, type your Postcode into the location finder below to find the nearest Recycling facilities where you live.

Schools are encouraged to participate in the Battery Recycling Initiative which is a simple and educational initiative run by Caerphilly Council in partnership with European Recycling Platform (ERP).

Participating schools compete against one another to win exciting prizes based on the weight of batteries collected per pupil.

Find out if your school is currently participating.  If not, your school can sign up.

If your school is participating, bring your old household batteries from home into school and pop them in the red box (see image below) for recycling.


Your schools will have container – look out for the bright red box that says, “Recycle your batteries here.”

Less than 50% of the UK’s batteries are recycled. You can help to change this.