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Battery recycling

Contents

  1. Overview
  2. Household batteries
  3. Other types of batteries

Overview

It's important that you dispose of batteries properly.

Do not put them in your bin, as this can cause a fire. 

There are lots of places in South Tyneside where you can recycle batteries. 

Never put batteries in any of your bins

Batteries, items containing batteries, or any electrical items can cause fires if damaged during waste and recycling processing.

Where to recycle household batteries

You can recycle household batteries at:

  • anywhere that sells batteries (places that sell batteries have a legal duty to take back old batteries from customers for recycling)
  • many shops and supermarkets
  • Recycling Village (tip)
  • the places in South Tyneside listed below

South Shields

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Hebburn

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Jarrow

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Boldon

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Cleadon

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Whitburn

You can recycle AA, AAA, 6V, D, C, 9V and button batteries at:

Other types of batteries

Car batteries - You can take lead acid car batteries to the Recycling Village (tip).

Rechargeable batteries - These companies will accept their own brand nickel cadmium rechargeable batteries for recycling:

  • Energizer UK, FREEPOST LOL 2311, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4YY
  • Panasonic, The Resale Department, Panasonic UK Ltd, Panasonic House, Willoughby Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FT

Silver-oxide batteries - These are most commonly used in watches and calculators. Most jewellers will accept these for recycling due to the silver content.

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