A battery recycling point has been installed at the Civic Offices in the High Street in Epping, in conjunction with BatteryBack, a battery recycling company. Batteries can be placed in the eye-catching container, which is situated in the foyer of the building.
Chairman of Council Councillor Tony Boyce and Portfolio Holder for Safer, Greener and Transport Councillor Gary Waller launched the new scheme on 7 October. Councillor Boyce said: “This is an excellent scheme which will divert even more batteries from landfill. Our residents will be able to recycle their batteries when they come in to collect their recycling bags or even when paying their Council Tax.” Councillor Waller said: “This council is already one of the top councils in Essex for recycling. This scheme can only help us to recycle even more.”
Anyone wishing to recycle their batteries should bring them to the Civic Offices during normal opening hours (9am-5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm on Friday) and deposit them in the container.
Once collected, the batteries are sorted into chemical type, bulked up and then sent on to treatment facilities for 100% recycling, recovering all base metals and plastics. For further information, please visit www.batteryback.org/battery-recycling.html