Recycling Batteries

By recycling your used batteries via dedicated battery collection points you're contributing to protecting our environment and the Earth's natural resources.

Amazon.co.uk is working with ERP UK Ltd. to take back and recycle used batteries free of charge for recycling for customers within the UK.

Batteries are made from important resources and chemicals, including lead, cadmium, zinc, lithium and mercury. If batteries are disposed of as normal municipal household waste, they'll be taken to a landfill site and those resources will be lost and will contribute to the pollution of the environment. Recycling is one way you can help the environment and you should dispose of used batteries separately from other waste, using the collection and recycling schemes available.

Your role in contributing to the recycling of waste batteries and in preventing pollution of the environment is essential. Each used battery that you place in a recycling box will be taken apart and many of the materials will be recovered and used to make new batteries or something else.

All batteries are labelled with the crossed-out wheeled bin below, to indicate that they shouldn't be disposed of as normal waste, but in specific recycling centres.


Batteries containing hazardous substances such as mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd) or lead (Pb) are marked with their chemical symbol as well.

How UK Customers Can Recycle Batteries with ERP UK Ltd and Amazon.co.uk

Please click here to identify a battery collection point near you that will accept your used batteries free of charge. Please make sure to enter your postcode in the Where can I recycle my batteries? field.

If you want to know more about how batteries are recycled, please see the following document prepared by ERP UK or visit http://www.erp-batteries.co.uk/.

You may also contact your local authority for information on a recycling facility in your area that will take your used batteries.

For used car batteries please contact your nearest Civic Amenity Site, or check the above link by carefully looking in the results for which of the sites listed will accept car batteries for recycling.

Please don't return your used batteries to us by post.

If you want to know more about how batteries are recycled, please see the following document prepared by ERP UK or visit http://www.erp-batteries.co.uk/.

If you'd like to recycle batteries and you're outside the UK, please following the guidance given for waste electronic and electrical equipment on this page.