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Household domestic batteries

As most batteries contain either heavy metals or chemicals sending them to disposal in a landfill site or energy from waste plant creates a burden on the environment. Virtually all batteries can be recycled which is a much better way of dealing with them.

Be positive

From February 2010 it has been a legal requirement that any shop selling 32 kg of batteries each year (the equivalent of one pack of four AA batteries a day) should take back unwanted batteries for recycling. Look for the 'Be Positive' sign displayed 

Most supermarkets and big DIY stores have a battery recycling bin visible near the entrance.

Battery types you can recycle

  • Household domestic batteries Battery
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Coin button batteries
  • Batteries from scrap equipment such as electric toothbrushes or electric drills

Note: If the battery is too big please recycle them at New Years Green Lane. If your battery is leaking fluid, take care in wrapping it in a plastic bag before placing it in the battery banks.  

The council has battery recycling bins at the following locations

Hayes area

  • Hayes One Stop, Botwell Green Sports and Leisure Centre, East Avenue, Hayes
  • Harlington Library, Pinkwell Lane, Harlington
  • Botwell Green Library, East Avenue, Hayes
  • Hayes End Library, Uxbridge Road, Hayes
  • Yeading Library, Yeading Lane, Yeading
  • Charville Library, Bury Avenue, Hayes

Uxbridge and Hillingdon area

Yiewsley and West Drayton area 

  • West Drayton Library, Station Road, West Drayton
  • Yiewsley Library, High Street, Yiewsley
  • Com dot Cafe, on the Glebe estate, West Drayton
  • Longmead Adult Learning Centre, Laurel Lane, West Drayton

Ruislip and Harefield area

  • New Years Green Lane Civic Amenity site, Harvil Road, Harefield - on the main road between Ickenham and Harefield.
  • Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield
  • Manor Farm Library, Bury Street, Ruislip
  • Ruislip Manor Library, Linden Avenue, Ruislip Manor
  • South Ruislip Library, Victoria Road, South Ruislip
  • Highgrove Swimming Pool, Eastcote Road, Ruislip
  • Queensmead Sports Centre, Victoria Road, South Ruislip
  • Ruislip Adult Learning Centre, Sidmouth Drive, Ruislip

Ickenham, Northwood and Eascote area

  • Ickenham Library, Long Lane, Ickenham
  • Oaklands Gate, Green Lane, Northwood
  • Northwood Hills Library, Potter Street, Northwood Hills
  • Eastcote Library, Field End Road, Eastcote

 

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