Many batteries in
the UK end up in Landfill at the end of their useful life, this is both
damaging to the environment by exposing the ground to chemicals as the
cells breakdown in the soil and a waste of a resource that could be recycled.
The UK as part of the EU has a requirement to minimise this waste and
has recycling partners in other countries that specialise in one type
or another and together we can all help protect our world.
and other stores that sell batteries along with some petrol stations
, libraries, schools and other council building's will now take
in portable batteries for recycling. Look out for the "Be postive
To Find out
more about battery recycling visit the Defra website.
Disposing of The heavier
Lead acid batteries as found in wheelchairs, UPS Etc in the UK. These should
also not be thrown away with household waste, they can be recycled at many
local waste and recycling centres. Again we can dispose of them for you
and can arrange for collection of these heavy items in most of the UK, please
add the collection to your shopping cart and we will send you a label to
place on your package, please see here.
The European Union (EU)
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive states
that if any of our products that are within its scope should be
labeled with the crossed out wheeled bin.
This means that they
should not be disposed of within your household waste and they can
be recycled, it is your responsibilty to dispose of correctly.