Battery recycling

Find out more about our battery recycling service.

Recycling batteries bags Recycling your old batteries is easy.

We collect used batteries from homes across Aldershot and Farnborough every week. The batteries are sorted into different types and then recycled.

The scheme has been really successful and we have collected several tonnes of batteries since the scheme was launched in 2012.

How to recycle your batteries

  • You can use any small clear bag, such as a food bag, to recycle your batteries. Special bags are also available from the council offices
  • Put your used batteries into the bag and keep it somewhere safe (see how to store your batteries safely below)
  • Seal the bag and put it on the lid of either your blue bin or green bin on collection day.  Please do not put it inside your bin.  To check your collection day, please use our In my area feature

Batteries you can recycle

We can accept most batteries including:

  • AAA, AA, C, D & button cells
  • Laptop batteries
  • Mobile phone batteries

We cannot accept car batteries (or similar). These can be exchanged when you buy a new one.

You can also take batteries to your local household waste recycling centre.

Storing your batteries safely

  • Keep your batteries somewhere cool, dry and out of direct sunlight
  • Never store damaged or leaking batteries
  • To reduce the risk of short circuiting, cover the contacts on lithium and button cell batteries with sticky tape and remove any trailing wires
 
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