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How to Recycle Batteries

The University uses the recycling scheme BatteryBack for our battery recycling.


BatteryBack boxes are located in key locations in the University and looked after by our Environmental Facilitators (Excel, 18 KB) and specified members of staff due to the potentially reactive nature of batteries.

Not every location currently has a BatteryBack box but if you are committed to recycling and want to take an active role in helping the University reduce waste

Contact the Environment Team ( to request a BatteryBack box for your workplace. 


BatteryBack instructions. Please print this out and attach to your BatteryBack tub Battery Recycling Guidance 2012 (PDF, 159 KB)  or request a hard copy from

Battery safety information. Please read this document if you are going to be collecting batteries! Battery safety (PDF, 258 KB) 

At this time, only ‘portable’ batteries are recyclable through this system. See here for what kinds of batteries are accepted. Portable Batteries (PDF, 357 KB) 

The Environmental Association for Universities & Colleges have also developed a guidance document Waste Batteries - A legislative Guide for Universities (PDF, 523 KB)  

Contact us

Environment team