Never put batteries of any kind in household bins. They are a potential fire hazard.

Batteries contain rare materials such as lithium and cobalt, so we should recycle them if we can.

Household batteries

Whenever possible, use rechargeable batteries or use mains electricity to power electrical equipment.

Recycling centres have special containers for batteries used to power toys, tv remotes and so on.

Many shops and supermarkets also accept used batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries (found in laptops and tablets)

If possible remove from the unwanted device. Take it to the small electricals skip at a recycling centre.