We can collect your old dry cell batteries completely free of charge. Simply put them in a box or bag and ask us to collect when you place an order. For customers that use a large number of batteries, please enquire about our dedicated battery recycling boxes. Batteries can contain toxic heavy metals, such as nickel, cadmium or mercury. Recycling batteries is good for the environment as it keeps them out of landfill, where heavy metals may leak into the ground when the battery casing corrodes, causing soil and water pollution and endangering wildlife. If batteries are incinerated with household waste, the heavy metals inside them can cause air pollution. Recycling batteries recovers these valuable metals and saves energy by reducing the need for raw materials.