Battery Recycling

t-rex:22,000 tonnes
We at Action Bikes can now recycle your batteries. We can take all types (except car) and will send them off for re-cycling. Its estimated 97% of batteries (600 million ish) in the UK end up in landfill, which is rubbish :-) . So don't bin them, bring them down to us at Action Bikes and we will do the rest and its FREE...
No need to buy anything or have bought them from us, although we do appreciate any spare jokes. We can also take inner tubes and tyres.

Approximately 3% of all household batteries are recycled in the UK, which is a very small amount. A majority of old batteries end up in landfill, where they can leak harmful chemicals into the soil. You should find out how and where you can recycle batteries to reduce their harmful impact on the environment.
battery recyclings
  • Each year we throw away about 600 million batteries. Laid end to end these batteries would reach from the UK to Australia and back again (source:
  • Each year about 22,000 tonnes of UK household batteries are sent to landfill. That's the same weight as 3,666 Tyrannosaurus Rex's (source:
  • Batteries can be found in virtually every room in the house. They're used in a wide range of objects including toys, remote controls, mobile phones, ipods and even doorbells
  • Every person in Britain uses about 10 batteries a year
  • The UK currently collects less than 3% of waste portable batteries, one of the lowest rates in Europe
  • A European Directive on Batteries and Accumulators was published in 2006 and aims to minimise the impact of batteries on the environment and encourage the recovery of the materials they contain
  • The Waste Batteries and Accumulators Regulations was introduced into UK law in May 2009. These regulations have set a target of 25% recycling rate by 2012 and 45% by 2016 for the collection and recycling of waste portable batteries.
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