Batteries are a risk to human health and the environment if disposed of inappropriately. They also contain valuable metals such as cadmium, zinc, manganese and cobalt as well as rare earth metals. These can be recovered to reduce the consumption of finite natural resources.
Council provides Ecoactiv Battery collection containers for the recycling of hand held batteries at the Council libraries. The battery recycling service provides a low-cost, consumer friendly solution for keeping batteries out of landfill. It also helps to recover non-renewable resources for use in the manufacture of new products.