Battery Recycling Challenge - Schools Competition

Schools Competition

WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition

Thank you to everyone who’s taken part in this year’s WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition!

This year’s competition closed for entries on 31st March 2023. All collections requested by the competition closing date will be completed by the end of June 2023. The final 6 winning schools will be notified and announced in September 2023.

Competition terms and conditions »

Although this year’s Schools Competition is now closed – remember you can continue to recycle your waste batteries at school, at home, in work or in your community.

DYK Batteries


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

Batteries at home

Taking part in recycling

There are so many positives to battery recycling

  1. You’re protecting the environment
    Waste batteries of all types may contain harmful substances that if not disposed of safely and correctly can result in heavy metals and chemicals leaching into water and soil sources, affecting wildlife and humans.
  2. You’re contributing to the circular economy
    Batteries contain valuable raw materials like iron, nickel and cobalt. Recovering these materials through certified recycling will help Ireland transition to a circular economy, where waste is minimised, and products are kept in use for as long as possible, through material recovery, design, repair and reuse.
  3. You’re supporting LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice
    LauraLynn, Irelands Children’s Hospice relies primarily on fundraised income to run its services and provide vital hospice care to children, symptom management and therapies, practical and emotional supports for families, plus end of life and bereavement care. Every battery you recycle with WEEE Ireland goes towards a donation fund to support this work.

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.

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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.
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