GET POSITIVE ABOUT BATTERY RECYCLING Did you know that 600 million small household batteries are thrown away each year weighing in at 22,000 tonnes? Sadly only 3% of the UK’s batteries currently get recycled with the rest ending up as general waste. Why recycle them? Batteries contain hazardous chemicals, acids and metals like lead and mercury, which when sent to land fill can breakdown and leak causing harm to wildlife and the environment. You can now recycle household batteries at The Phone Box, Six Hills Road, Ragdale. Simply put them into the container provided. You can also find battery recycling banks in all Sure Start Centres located in the town, and Melton Borough Council offices. All this, means that there are a lot more places where you can take your old batteries for recycling, so don’t be negative stay positive and recycle your batteries!