Welcome to the waste directory - car batteries
What can be recycled?
Car batteries should be disposed of via the hazardous waste stream.
What is included?
What happens to this waste stream?
Car batteries waste stream
Hazardous waste represents 3% of our total waste.
- There is a legal requirement to recycle batteries so these must not be placed in the general waste.
How do I dispose of car batteries?
- Contact the Estates Facilities Helpdesk on 48000 or e-mail Helpdesk or complete the online defect report form.
- Complete a detailed list of the waste items.
Who removes them?
- Car batteries should be taken to the central waste chemical store (for those sites, which possess one) at the agreed time.
- If there is not a central store or if the volume is considerable then the contractor may collect the waste from the point of use.
What happens then?
- The waste will be collected by a specialist contractor. The chemical waste stream covers a wide variety of materials.
How green is this waste stream?
- Bins and carts are re-usable.
- Everything that you recycle is put to good use.
- By recycling we reduce our need for raw materials, reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint.
- You are helping to protect and improve the environment.
Roger Smith, Hazardous Waste Coordinator: 07590 250 550