Battery recycling

Why recycle batteries

Although we don't send waste to landfill, burning batteries for energy from waste (EfW) is not ideal. It's more environmentally friendly to recycle batteries safely and correctly.

Batteries contain a range of metals can be reused as secondary raw materials once they've been extracted.

Where to recycle batteries

The Council only recycles household batteries - we don't recycle car or industrial batteries.

We have battery recycling points in all six borough libraries:

  • Chelsea Library: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EZ
  • Kensington Central Library: 12 Phillimore Walk, London W8 7RX
  • North Kensington Library: 108 Ladbroke Grove, London W11 1PZ
  • Brompton Library: 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5 0BS
  • Notting Hill Gate Library: 1 Pembridge Square, London W2 4EW
  • Kensal Rise Library: 20 Golborne Road, London W10 5PF

You can also recyle batteries at two council buildings:

  • Council Offices, 37 Pembroke Road: London W8 6PW
  • Market Office, 72 Tavistock Road, London W11 1AN

Non-council battery recycling points include:

  • Ryness Electrical recycle alkaline batteries
  • Robert Dyas at 201 Kensington High Street, W8 6BA collects all household batteries for recycling (no car or mobile phone batteries)
  • Reuse and Recycling Centre at Smuggler's Way, Wandsworth. Find out more at Western Riverside Waste Authorities.

Useful tips

To minimise battery waste:

  • run appliances from the mains via an adaptor
  • use rechargeable batteries