Battery Recycling Challenge - Schools Competition

Schools Competition

The 2023-2024 Schools Battery Recycling Competition is now closed.

A massive well done and thank you to all the schools that have taken part in this year’s WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition, where more schools have entered than ever before!

Battery collections are coming to a close around the country and 6 schools will be in with a chance to win a €2000 sports equipment voucher.

3 Vouchers will be won by Primary Schools and 3 vouchers will be won by Secondary Schools that have collected the most batteries in their school size category.

The final 6 winning schools for the 2023-2024 competition will be notified and announced in September 2024.

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.

The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition will return for the 2024-2025 school year.

Good luck to all of our entries! Will your school be one of our 2023-2024 Winners?

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