Used Battery Collection Scheme

We are pleased that we have now got a used household battery collection scheme up and running in central Tilehurst.

You can now recycle your used household batteries at the following collection points:

Put your used household batteries in the containers at the collection points and they will be disposed of in a safe, sustainable way.

You can also recycle your unwanted glasses/spectacles and used hearing aid batteries at:

Ron says what are we doing recycling so many batteries (in our first year we have safely disposed of 150 Kgs). Why don't we get a charger. Yes you can buy a charger that will charge ordinary batteries. It is all to do with the type of charger - and ordinary batteries need a pulse charge. Look on the internet and you will see that he is right. There are even some that work from solar power. Go on have a look. We are not promoting any particular ones and cannot guarantee that they will work but if you know about them, do let us know so we can spread the news!

Since we introduced our scheme, you can now put batteries out to be collected by the bin men. Put them in a bag and leave them out with the bin. We shall continue to operate out scheme though.

The main thing is, if you have a dead battery make sure you get it recycled one way or another.