Batteries are not accepted in your local council’s kerbside residual or recycling bin, box or bag.

Batteries can be recycled at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

*Find out more here: https://www.merseysidewda.gov.uk/waste-recycling/household-waste-recycling-centres-hwrcs/

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Why can’t batteries be thrown in the bin?

Batteries can contain hazardous materials, such as mercury, lead and cadmium.

This essentially means that if batteries are not disposed of correctly, they can cause fires in waste collection vehicles, household bins and at Recycling Centres.

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  • Most electrical items are recyclable and some need to be disposed of safely.
  • Please remove batteries from items before recycling
  • Electrical items can be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • Check with the retailer of the item - they may also have a take back scheme for recycling your items.

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