Don't bin your batteries FAQ

To stop batteries from being placed into landfill, where they cause damage to the environment when they should be recycled, and to test if a simple nudge technique will increase awareness about kerbside battery collection.

6 recycling rounds which equate to about 4000 households in parts of Lawrence Weston and Westbury-Upon-Trym.

There has been no change to the way we collect batteries and residents can still put batteries in clear plastic bags or loose in their boxes. The paper bags provided aim to raise awareness and to make collection and presentation of batteries easier.

We will continue to weigh the batteries collected from the 6 trial rounds for the foreseeable future to establish whether the campaign has had an impact.

As the bags are only as a reminder about our battery collection service, once the bags provided with the roll out are gone we will not be sending any more out – residents can resume presenting batteries in clear plastic bags.

Batteries should be placed in a small, clear plastic bag and put in the black recycling box.

Yes. They are made from recycled stock and can be recycled in the green box with your cardboard. Why not reuse the treasury tag by putting a hole in your waste paper, putting the tag through it and creating a shopping list for your fridge?

Bristol Waste have partnered up with Ecosurety, a leading Bristol compliance scheme who are committed to making a positive impact on UK recycling in the key areas of education, collaboration, innovation and infrastructure