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Disposal of batteries

At Canford Recycling Centre
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Battery disposal in Dorset

Whilst most alkaline batteries are now considered less toxic since the use of mercury has been phased out, it is still important to ensure that they are properly disposed. Only certain types of batteries are accepted to be recycled, any others should be treated as household hazardous waste.

Lead acid batteries are always hazardous and can pose a threat to human health or the environment if they are not handled and disposed of correctly. Our Canford Recycling Centre, near Wimborne in Dorset is able to process a range of hazardous waste streams including the disposal of lead acid batteries.

How to dispose of batteries with Commercial Recycling

If you have batteries that require disposal, we are open from 7am – 5:30pm Mon – Fri and 7am – 12pm on Saturdays. Our hazardous waste disposal facility is based off Magna Road, Wimborne, BH21 3BW.

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Booking the disposal of hazardous batteries

All hazardous waste must be pre-booked before tipping at our Canford Recycling Centre. To book batteries to be accepted and disposed of by Commercial Recycling, contact us on 01202 331560 or email:

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