Battery Recycling Challenge - Schools Competition

Schools Competition

The Schools Battery Recycling Competition is back!

A big thank you to everyone who took part last year! But it doesn’t stop there, the Power is in Your Hands to make the 2023-2024 competition the best year yet!

There’s so many positives to battery recycling! Recycling batteries can contribute to your school’s sustainable development goals to prevent climate change and help contribute to the circular economy by giving batteries a new life. You will also be supporting LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, with every battery you recycle going towards a donation fund to support their vital work.

Schools taking on the Battery Recycling Challenge can enter the Schools Battery Recycling Competition. Your challenge is to collect as many batteries as you can and recycle them with WEEE Ireland. Plan a battery recycling drive and get collecting to be in with a chance to win a €2000 sports equipment voucher for your school!

How many boxes can your school fill?

The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition is open for entries from 1st October 2023 to 12th April 2024 and is open to all primary and secondary schools that collect at least 10 5kg Battery Boxes in WEEE Ireland Battery Recycling counties

DYK Batteries


The materials in 297 waste batteries could be used to make a new saucepan!*

Batteries at home

Taking part in recycling

Taking part is easy:

  1. Order
    Request your free Battery Boxes using our online form and our merchandiser will deliver boxes to your school within 6 weeks
  2. Promote
    Promote your battery drive with our handy resources below including social media posts and posters
  3. Collect
    Get collecting! Gather your batteries in your school and dispose of them in the Battery Boxes
  4. Enter
    Once you have a minimum of 10 5kg Battery Boxes filled, request a collection with our online form and our merchandiser will collect from your school within 6 weeks
  5. Win
    Collect the most batteries for your school and be in with a chance to win a €2000 Sports Equipment voucher! View our terms and conditions.

Request a free collection…

If you have 10 full 5kg Blue Battery Boxes, you can arrange for a free collection by WEEE Ireland with our online form.

Drop Off Points...

If you have less than the required 10 full 5kg Battery Boxes for a collection, your waste batteries can be dropped off for free recycling at any shop that sells batteries or electrical goods, wherever you see a WEEE Ireland Blue Battery Box or your local authority recycling centre.

Find Your Nearest Drop
Off Point Today »

Find your nearest drop off point today
Get in touch
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