Battery Take Back Service
We offer a battery take back service to help in the recycling of portable batteries, this allows you to bring your used portable batteries to our premises where we will arrange for them to be recycled. See our contact page
Please don’t send your used batteries by post as some waste batteries should be treated as Hazardous waste, please bring them to us in person.
You don’t need to buy batteries from us to take advantage of our take back service. If it is not suitable for you to bring your used batteries to us you may wish to use a more convenient collection point closer to you. Please visit your local council recycling facility or visit the website below where you can search by postcode.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive is now UK law. The legislation aims to make producers pay for the collection, treatment and recovery of waste electrical equipment. The regulations also mean that suppliers of equipment like high street shops and internet retailers must allow consumers to return their waste equipment free of charge.
The amount of WEEE we throw away is increasing by around 5% each year, making it the fastest growing waste stream in the UK.
• Much of the UK’s WEEE ends up in landfill, where the lead and other toxins it contains can cause soil and water contamination. This can have a harmful effect on natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
• Many electrical items that we throw away can be repaired or recycled. Recycling items helps to save our natural finite resources and also reduces the environmental and health risks associated with sending electrical goods to landfill.
Distributors of new Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE) have a part to play in reducing the amount of WEEE going into landfill sites.
Battery House is obliged under these regulations to offer our customers free take-back of their WEEE on a like-for-like basis when they buy a new Electrical or Electronic product from us.
For example, if a customer bought a new battery charger from us we would accept their old battery charger and prevent it going into a landfill site by disposing of it safely. Customers must return their WEEE item to us within 28 days of purchasing their new item. Please contact us before returning your item to make arrangements. The postage cost of sending the old item to us will be borne by the customer. If this is not convenient for you, please arrange to take the item to your local council recycling facility.
Under the WEEE Regulations, all new electrical goods should now be marked with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol shown below:
Goods are marked with this symbol to show that they were produced after 13th August 2005, and should be disposed of separately from normal household waste so that they can be recycled.