Why should waste electrical goods and batteries be recycled?
Recycling unwanted electrical goods and batteries is better for the environment. The amount of electrical waste that is thrown away is increasing by around 5% each year.
Currently over 75% waste electrical goods end up in landfill. Some electronic/electrical items can contain lead and other toxins which could potentially cause soil and water contamination. This can have a very harmful effect on the natural habitat, wildlife and also human health.
Recycling electronic items and batteries helps to save natural resources and reduce the potential environmental and health risks associated with sending these items to landfill.
Use the link below to locate where you can recycle your batteries: