Battery Recycling Challenge - at school

At School or College

Batteries at School or College

Did you know that the average household has 12 used batteries hiding in their homes that could be recycled? They could be in old toys, toothbrushes or games console controllers. Imagine how many batteries you could collect with your whole class involved!

Batteries at homeWEEE Ireland’s Battery Recycling Challenge is urging schools to become a battery recycling point for their students and staff, to dig out those waste batteries and safely recycle them in our Blue Battery Boxes. It’s an easy way to do your part to help tackle climate change and protect the environment.
 And every battery recycled by WEEE Ireland goes towards a donation fund to LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice.

Why not add battery recycling to your classroom, add to your sustainable development goals and help contribute to the circular economy by giving batteries a new life! The power is in your hands…

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The materials in 13 waste batteries could be used to make new spectacle frames!*

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Taking part in recycling

Taking Part is Simple!

  1. Request 10 blue battery boxes here and one of our specialist merchandisers will deliver boxes to your school or college
  2. Get the message out! See our resources  below for our posters and social posts
  3. Get collecting! And when you have 10 full boxes, request a collection here, or you can recycle less than 10 boxes at one of our waste battery collection points across the country

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Let us know how many batteries you’ve recycled by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!
Remember always handle and dispose of all types of waste batteries safely and regularly to prevent potential hazards.
See our Battery Safety web section for more information.
WEEE Recyling Challenge