Orkney Islands Council
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Recycling Batteries

The average household uses 21 batteries a year. Currently, only a very small percentage of consumer disposable batteries are recycled (less than 2%).

Information on what to do with batteries can be found on the Recycle for Scotland website. A link is available from the 'Related Sites' section of this page

Orkney Islands Council now has specific containers for the collection of household batteries, including mobile phone batteries. The batteries that are collected will be recycled.

Containers are located in the following locations:

  • Customer Services, Council Offices, School Place, Kirkwall.
  • Orkney Library, Junction Road, Kirkwall.
  • Stromness Library, Hellihole Road, Stromness.
  • Sutherland’s the Chemist, 74 Victoria Street, Stromness.
  • Local Recycling Centres.

Batteries that do not fit in the containers should be taken to one of the local Household Waste Recycling Centres.

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