Batteries (small household) (attach to blue bin in separate bag)

Put in a small plastic bag and attach to the outside of your blue bin, or take to your nearest collection point (listed further down page).

Most households in Cambridge can now recycle batteries from home using battery bags, which you can collect from any council reception.

Use the adhesive strip to stick the bag to the back (the side with wheels) of your blue recycling bin. Please do not put the bag inside the bin.

You can also use any small plastic bag and tie this to the handle of the blue bin.

We accept:

  • All portable household batteries - rechargeable or non-rechargeable.
  • AA, AAA, button batteries, size C or D, 9 volt and any laptop or mobile phone batteries.
  • Power tool batteries, as long as they are small enough to fit inside the battery bag.

We don't accept:

Car batteries and lead-acid batteries - take these to a Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

Other ways to recycle batteries

Take household batteries and energy-saving light bulbs (compact fluorescent lamps) to your nearest recycling point or Household Waste and Recycling Centre.

You can also recycle household batteries at:

Many retailers that sell batteries also recycle them. You can find your closest shop collection point on the recycle more website.