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Battery recycling

It's important that you dispose of batteries properly.

Please do NOT put batteries, items containing batteries, or any electrical items in your blue recycling bin or green household bin as they can cause fires if damaged during collection and processing.

Instead you can recycle household batteries:

  • in battery containers/tubes at supermarkets and shops that sell batteries (places that sell batteries have a legal duty to take back old batteries from customers for recycling)
  • at Household Waste and Recycling Centres (Pallion and Campground)
  • in battery containers/tubes located in local community venues listed below
Library buildings:   
Back on the Map67 Toward RoadHendonSR2 8JG
City Library, Museum and Winter GardensBurdon RoadCity CentreSR1 1PP
Fulwell LibraryDene LaneFulwellSR6 8EH
Houghton le Spring Library74 Newbottle StreetHoughton le SpringDH4 4AF
Kayll Road West Branch LibraryKayll RoadSunderland westSR4 7TW
Shiney Row Library17 Beatrice TerraceHoughtonDH4 4QW
Washington LibraryIndependence Square, The GalleriesWashingtonNE38 7RZ
Washington Millennium CentreThe Oval, ConcordWashingtonNE37 2QD
Community centres:   
Castletown Community CentreGrange RoadCastletownSR5 3EQ
Community Help and Neighbourly Care (CHANCE)2 Rickaby StreetHendonSR1 2DL
Pennywell Community CentrePortsmouth RoadPennywellSR4 9AX
Redby Community CentreFulwell RoadFulwellSR6 9QU
Redhouse Community CentreRutherglen RoadHylton Red HouseSR5 5LN
Rickleton Village Community CentreRickletonWashingtonNE38 7LP
Springwell Village Community CentreFell RoadSpringwellNE9 7RP
West Community Centre230 Chester RoadSunderland WestSR4 7HR
Hetton Community Pool CentreHetton le HoleHettonDH5 9NE
Easington Lane Community Centre148 High Sreet, Easinton LaneHoughton le SpringDH5 0LE
St Johns Methodist ChurchAshbrooke Road, AshbrookeSunderland centre/eastSR2 7HQ
Stockton Road United Reform ChurchAshmore Street, AsbrookeSunderland centre/eastSR2 7DD
Grindon Community ChurchGalway Rd, Grindon,Sunderland WestSR4 8JZ
Age UKBradbury Centre, Stockton RoadSunderland centre/eastSR2 7AQ
Citizens Advice5A Waterloo PlaceSunderland centreSR1 3HT
Raich Carter Sports CentreCommercial RoadHendonSR2  8PD
Salvation Army, Austin HouseShakespeare StreetSouthwickSR5 2JX
Sunderland Carers CentreThompson Park, Thompson RoadCarley Hill/SouthwickSR5 1SF
Sunderland Winter MuseumBurdon RoadSunderland centreSR1 1PP
Washington MindGrasmere TerraceWashingtonNE38 7LP
Beacon of LightStadium Way, MonkwearmouthSunderland NorthSR5 1SN
Bunnyhill Walk In CentreHylton Lane, DownhillSunderland NorthSR5 4BW
Washington MindGrassmere Terrace, ColumbiaWashingtonNE38 7LP
Sunderland Carers CentreThompson Park, Thompson RoadSunderland NorthSR5 1SF
Monkwearmouth Health CentreDundas Street, MonkwearmouthSunderland NorthSR6 0AB


Small electrical items and items containing batteries

These items can be recycled at the Household Waste and Recycling Centres at Pallion and Campground,Wrekenton.

Some shops will also take old electrical items. To find a shop near you please visit Recycle Your Electricals and type in your postcode.

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