What is the EU Battery Directive?

The EU Battery Directive aims to reduce the impact on the environment of the manufacture, distribution, use, disposal and recovery of batteries. If disposed of incorrectly, batteries can pollute our environment.

By recycling your used batteries via dedicated battery collection points you are contributing to protecting our environment and natural resources.

All batteries are labelled with the crossed-out wheeled bin symbol to indicate that they should not be disposed of as normal waste.

Under the EU Batteries Directive, we’re encouraging all of our customers to participate in recycling batteries to minimise environmental impact.

You can drop your batteries off at our recycle centre located at: 31-37 Etna Road, Falkirk, FK2 9EG.

Alternatively, many local authorities accept batteries at recycling facilities. You can find your local waste portable battery recycling facility at www.recyclenow.com. Most major supermarkets and shops that sell batteries will also have collection bins for used batteries, and some town halls, libraries or schools may also set up collection points. End-users may find stores in their local area more accessible.