Every person in Britain uses an average of 10 batteries a year, meaning every year we throw away over 600 million batteries.

Items containing batteries, or any electrical items can cause fires if damaged during collection and processing. Instead, recycle your batteries at:

• Battery recycling containers at supermarkets, shops and community venues.

• Any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres

If you have broken electrical or electronic items, including electronic toys, please make sure ALL batteries are removed and recycled separately at your local supermarket, household waste recycling centre or other collection point. Find your nearest battery recycling centre by typing your postcode into the Recycle your electricals locator.

All household batteries can be recycled, including button cell batteries found in watches and other small electronics. You can also recycle battery packs from laptops, mobile phones and power tools.

If you can`t get the battery out of an item, you should put it in the Waste Electricals skip at any of our Household Waste Recycling Centres.

Car batteries should be taken to your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

Ask in store as the battery recycling containers banks are not always obvious - #recyclenotbin

NEVER put batteries in any of your bins.

If you have a question about resources or recycling please call one of the following numbers
Cumberland Council: 0300 373 3730
Westmorland & Furness Council: 0300 373 3300
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