Welcome to the waste directory - car batteries
What can be recycled?
Car batteries should be disposed of via the hazardous waste stream. If batteries are leaking then they must be put into a leak proof container first before disposal.
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 car batteries are leaking then they must be put into a leak proff container before they can be accepted for disposal.
- 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.