It's important that you dispose of batteries properly.
Please do NOT put batteries, items containing batteries, or any electrical items in your blue recycling bin or green household bin as they can cause fires if damaged during collection and processing.
Instead you can recycle household batteries:
- in battery containers/tubes at supermarkets and shops that sell batteries (places that sell batteries have a legal duty to take back old batteries from customers for recycling)
- at Household Waste and Recyling Centres (Beach Street and Campground)
- in battery containers/tubes located in local community venues listed below
|Back on the Map||67 Toward Road||Hendon||SR2 8JG|
|City Library, Museum and Winter Gardens||Burdon Road||City Centre||SR1 1PP|
|Fulwell Library||Dene Lane||Fulwell||SR6 8EH|
|Shiney Row Library||17 Beatrice Terrace||Houghton le Spring||DH4 4QW|
|Houghton le Spring Library||74 Newbottle Street||Houghton le Spring||DH4 4AF|
|Kayll Road West Branch Library||Kayll Road||Sunderland west||SR4 7TW|
|Washington Library||Independence Square, The Galleries||Washington||NE38 7RZ|
|Washington Millennium Centre||The Oval, Concord||Washington||NE37 2QD|
|Castletown Community Centre||Grange Road||Castletown||SR5 3EQ|
|Community Help and Neighbourly Care (CHANCE)||2 Rickaby Street||Hendon||SR1 2DL|
|Pennywell Community Centre||Portsmouth Road||Pennywell||SR4 9AX|
|Redby Community Centre||Fulwell Road||Fulwell||SR6 9QU|
|Redhouse Community Centre||Rutherglen Road||Hylton Red House||SR5 5LN|
|Rickleton Village Community Centre||Rickleton||Washington||NE38 7LP|
|Springwell Village Community Centre||Fell Road||Springwell||NE9 7RP|
|West Community Centre||230 Chester Road||Sunderland West||SR4 7HR|
|St Johns Methodist Church||Ashbrooke Road||Ashbrooke||SR2 7HQ|
|Age UK||Bradbury Centre, Stockton Road||Sunderland centre/east||SR2 7AQ|
|Citizens Advice||5A Waterloo Place||Sunderland centre||SR1 3HT|
|Raich Carter Sports Centre||Commercial Road||Hendon||SR2 8PD|
|Salvation Army, Austin House||Shakespeare Street||Southwick||SR5 2JX|
|Sunderland Carers Centre||Thompson Park, Thompson Road||Carley Hill/Southwick||SR5 1SF|
|Sunderland Winter Museum||Burdon Road||Sunderland centre||SR1 1PP|
|Washington Mind||Grassmere Terrace||Washington||NE38 7LP|
Small electrical items and items containing batteries
These items can becan be recycled at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres at Beach Street and Campground.
Some shops will also take old electrical items. To find a shop near you please visit Recycle Your Electricals and type in your postcode.