Battery Recycling Challenge - Schools Competition

Schools Competition

Schools Battery Recycling Competition

The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition is back!

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WEEE Ireland is challenging schools and students to become battery recycling champions to be in with a chance to win a €2,000 Sports Equipment Voucher for their school!

Get your school involved, use our resources to learn about battery recycling, plan a battery recycling drive and fill your blue battery boxes. Call on family, friends, neighbours and your community to help your school recycle as many batteries as you can. How many boxes can your school fill?

You’ll be helping tackle climate change, protecting your environment and supporting the children, families and staff at LauraLynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. Helping LauraLynn to deliver its specialised hospice and palliative care to children with life-limiting conditions and their families in Ireland.

Recycle for good with your school today!


DYK Batteries


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

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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. Learn & Promote: Learn all about battery recycling with our videos, lesson plans and more. Then promote your battery drive with our posters, social media posts and more!
  3. Collect: Get collecting! Gather used batteries in school, at home and in your community. Call on friends, family, neighbours and your community to help your schools collect the most. Then dispose of them in the blue battery boxes at your school.
  4. Enter: Request a collection with our online form and our merchandiser will collect from your school within 6 weeks. Your entry will automatically be recorded when your used batteries are collected by the WEEE Ireland merchandisers. (You must collect at least 10 full 5kg battery boxes to enter the competition, and qualify for a collection.)
  5. Win: Collect the most used batteries and your school could be in with a chance to win a €2,000 sports and PE equipment voucher!
    *Competition entry categories, terms and conditions »

The competition is open to all primary and secondary schools that collect at least 10 full 5kg Battery Boxes in WEEE Ireland Battery Recycling counties

The WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Competition is open for entries from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023. Prize winners will be notified in May 2023!

Request a free collection…

If your school has 10 full 5kg Blue Battery Boxes, you can arrange for a free collection by WEEE Ireland with our online form. The total batteries you’ve collected will be logged on collection for the competition by our drivers.

Drop Off Points...

If you have less than the required 10 full 5kg Battery Boxes, your waste batteries can be returned for recycling to any shop that sells batteries or electrical goods, any shop that has a WEEE Ireland Blue Battery Box or dropped off at your nearest participating retailer or local CA Site for recycling.

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Let us know how many batteries you’ve recycled by tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn!

Always recycle safely! Don’t forget to check our Battery Safety Sheet for information on Battery Recycling Safety

WEEE Recyling Challenge