Wednesday 2 January 2019
Every year an estimated 2 million tonnes of waste electrical and electronic equipment items are thrown away by householders and companies in the UK. These are mostly products that either have a plug or need batteries to work.
The good news is it's easy to recycle your old batteries and small electrical items.
- Find a place to deposit broken electricals and spent batteries near you by using the search function above.
- If your small electrical items are still working, find a charity that accepts electricals.
Recycle it at your library
Every library in Essex will have a small battery recycling box, which accepts household batteries (e.g. AA, AAA, 6V and D batteries) and batteries from mobile phones and laptops. Speak to library staff for more details.
Larger batteries such as those from cars must be recycled at a recycling centre.
You can also find a wheeled container to place broken electrical items inside for recycling at these libraries:
- Billericay Library - 143 High Street, Billericay, CM12 9AB
- Braintree Library - Fairfield Road, Braintree, CM7 3YL
- Brightlingsea Library - New Street, Brightlingsea, CO7 0BZ
- Canvey Island Library - High Street, Canvey Island, SS8 7RB
- Chelmsford Library - County Hall, Market Road, Chelmsford, CM1 1QH
- Clacton Library - Station Road, Clacton-on-Sea, CO15 1SF
- Earls Colne Library - 38 High Street, Earls Colne, CO6 2PA
- Frinton Library - 59 Old Road, Frinton-on-Sea, CO13 9DA
- Fryerns Library - Whitmore Way, Basildon, SS14 2NN
- Galleywood Library - Watchouse Road, Galleywood, CM2 8PU
- Great Baddow Library - 27 High Street, Great Baddow, CM2 7HH
- Great Tarpots Library - 127 London Road, Benfleet, SS7 5UH
- Hadleigh Library - 180 London Road, Hadleigh, SS7 2PD
- Halstead Library - Bridge Street, Halstead, CO9 1HU
- Harwich Library - Upper Kingsway, CO12 3JT
- Hockley Library - Southend Road, Hockley, SS5 4PZ
- Holland Library - Public Hall, Frinton Road, Holland-on-Sea, CO15 5UR
- Hullbridge Library - Ferry Road, Hullbridge, SS5 6ET
- Kelvedon Library - Aylett's Foundation School, Maldon Road, CO5 9BA
- Laindon Library - 5-7 New Century Road, Laindon, Basildon, SS15 6AG
- Manningtree Library - High Street, Manningtree, CO11 1AD
- North Melbourne Library - Dickens Place, Copperfield Road, Chelmsford, CM1 4UU
- Rayleigh Library - 132/4 High Street, Rayleigh, SS6 7BX
- Rochford Library - 8 Roche Close, Rochford, SS4 1PX
- Saffron Walden Library - 2 King Street, CB10 1ES
- Sible Hedingham Library - 169 Swan Street, Sible Hedingham, CO9 3PX
- South Benfleet Library - 264 High Road, Benfleet, SS7 5HD
- South Woodham Ferrers Library - Trinity Square, South Woodham Ferrers, CM3 5JU
- Springfield Library - St Augustine's Way, Chelmsford, CM1 6GX
- Walton Library - 52 High Street, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8AE
- West Clacton Library - Jaywick Lane, Clacton-on-Sea, CO16 8BE
- Wickford Library - Market Road, Wickford, SS12 0AG
- Witham Library - 18 Newland Street, Witham, CM8 2AQ
- Writtle Library - 45 The Green, Writtle, Chelmsford, CM1 3DT