If you dispose of used batteries or electrical items containing batteries in your household waste or recycling bins, they can be damaged during waste collection and processing.
Damaged batteries can leak toxic materials and can become very hot and spark, setting fire to any combustible materials around them. This is particularly hazardous in waste facilities or in collection vehicles, where they can cause large fires and present a real danger to life.
Please choose to recycle your batteries responsibly, and use rechargeable batteries wherever possible.
You can recycle 6V, D, C, AA, AAA, 9V and button batteries at the sites listed below. Larger battery types can be taken to our household waste and recycling centres.
As well as the buildings listed below, many retailers and supermarkets have battery recycling points.
Anywhere that sells batteries has a legal duty to take back old batteries from customers for recycling.
|Bensham Grove Community Centre||Sidney Grove||Bensham||NE8 2XD|
|Bill Quay Community Church||Station Road||Bill Quay||NE10 0UH|
|Birtley Community Centre||Ravensworth Road||Birtley||DH3 1EN|
|Birtley Library||Durham Road||Birtley||DH3 1LE|
|Blackhall Community Centre||River View||Blackhall Mill||NE17 7QT|
|Blaydon Library||The Precinct||Blaydon||NE21 5BT|
|Chopwell Library||Derwent Street||Chopwell||NE17 7HS|
|Christchurch Church||Carlisle Street||Felling||NE10 0HQ|
|Crawcrook Library||Main Street||Ryton||NE40 4NB|
|Dunston Community Centre||Railway Street||Dunston||NE11 9EB|
|Dunston Library||Ellison Road||Dunston||NE11 9SS|
|Edberts House||St Edmunds Drive||Felling||NE10 9AE|
|Emmaus Charity Shop||Durham Road||Low Fell||NE21 6RU|
|Emmaville Hall||Main Street||Crawcrook||NE40 3TR|
|Felling Library||High Street||Felling||NE10 9LT|
|Gateshead Civic Centre||Regent Street||Town Centre||NE8 1HH|
|Gateshead Library||Prince Consort Road||Bensham||NE8 4LN|
|Hertfordshire House||Rothbury Avenue||Pelaw||NE10 0QY|
|Kibblesworth Millennium Centre||Grange Terrace||Kibblesworth||NE11 0XN|
|Land of Oak and Iron||Spa Well Road||Rowlands Gill||NE21 6RU|
|Leam Lane Library||Cotemede||Leam Lane||NE10 8QH|
|Low Fell Library||Durham Road||Low Fell||NE9 6HT|
|Pattinson House||Pattinson Gardens||Felling||NE10 0AL|
|Pelaw Library||Joicey Street||Pelaw||NE10 0QS|
|Rowlands Gill Library||Norman Road||Rowlands Gill||NE39 1JT|
|Sheriff Hill Methodist Church||Sheriffs Highway||Deckham||NE9 5UE|
|St Mary's Church||High Heworth Lane||Heworth||NE10 0PB|
|St Mary's Heritage Centre||Oakwellgate||Town Centre||NE8 2AU|
|Trinity Square Health Centre||West Street||Town Centre||NE8 1DP|
|Whickham Library||St Mary's Green||Whickham||NE16 4DN|
|Whitehills Community Centre||Whitehills||Felling||NE10 8NF|
|Winlaton Community Centre||North Street||Winlaton||NE21 6PY|
|Winlaton Library||Church Street||Winlaton||NE21 6AR|
|Wrekenton Library||Old Durham Road||Wrekenton||NE9 7JR|
Small electrical items or items containing batteries
These can be recycled at our Household waste and recycling centres.
Some shops will also take your old electrical items containing batteries. To find your nearest location visit Recycle Now, select 'Batteries' from the available list, and enter your postcode.