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I have a lot of old batteries in my house, how do I go about getting them recycled?

You can return waste batteries to your local shop so long as it sells the same type of battery (E.g. your local newsagents will take any portable batteries like AA but not car batteries. Your local garage will take car batteries but not portable batteries). Unlike WEEE, with batteries you don't have to purchase anything in the shop to do this; you can just drop them in the WEEE Ireland battery boxes in the store.

Just be careful when bringing back portable batteries to bring back less than 5kgs at any one time, and don't return any leaking batteries because the chemicals in leaky batteries can be dangerous to your health and the shopkeepers.

You can also return your batteries to recycling centres and other collection points free of charge.