Please remember to pre-book your visit to our Household Recycling Centres

Everyone visiting the Household Recycling Centres are required to pre-book their visit.
This is to minimise queues and congestion on site and to help keep everybody safe.

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Amber warning for hot weather from Wednesday 10th August at the HRC's

We are monitoring the weather forecasts for this week and we may need to close our HRCs early afternoon if temperatures are too high for the site staff to safely operate in, so we advise you make your booking as early in the day as possible.  We will update any changes here and on Gloucestershire County Council social media as soon as possible.



Where it is taken?

Household batteries- AA Batteries Ltd in Nuneaton

Car Batteries- Smiths Ltd in Gloucester and  H.J. Enthoven & Sons in Matlock

What happens to it?

Household batteries collected at the recycling centers are sent to AA Batteries Ltd in Nuneaton where the different materials in the batteries are extracted and recycled.


Car Batteries collected at the recycling centers are transported to Smiths Ltd in Gloucester before being sent to  a specialist UK based re-processor based in Matlock where the metals are extracted and sent for use in new metal products and the plastic is separated out  to be used in new plastic products. 

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Recycled metal and plastic material to be used in new products

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Page updated: 09/02/2022 Page updated by: Gloucestershire County Council

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