Don’t forget that batteries can be recycled at all major retailers and at all of Suffolk’s Recycling Centres. Just store them at home in a leak proof container (a jam jar is ideal) and take them along when you next visit. If you can’t find where they go, just ask a member of staff.
You find batteries in many household items: toys, remote controls, mobile phones, watches, alarm clocks and even doorbells, but there are many ways to reduce single-use batteries - buying recharging items or using rechargeable batteries, along with solar and dynamo solutions too.
Please don’t put batteries in your rubbish bin. Although we no longer send waste to landfill in Suffolk, using batteries as a fuel for energy from waste (EfW) is not ideal. Batteries contain heavy metals and other hazardous materials that need to be separated and recycled, including lead, cadmium, zinc and lithium.
Recycling batteries safely and correctly is a great way to help protect the environment. Each battery placed in a designated battery recycling bin will be taken apart and the materials will be used to make something new.