People across West Norfolk can recycle batteries from January 30.
There will be weekly collections so residents just need to place their used household batteries in a freezer bag, or similar sized clear bag, on top of either their black or green bin on their usual collection day for them to be recycled.
They MUST go on top of the bins because if they are not separated, they will go into the body of the vehicle where they risk being crushed which can cause vehicle fires and fires at the processing facility.
Paul Kunes, the borough councillor responsible for Environment and CO2 reduction said: “Being able to introduce this scheme means that residents can recycle even more. Recycling reduces CO2 emissions at a time when reducing emissions is becoming more important.
“Batteries are made up of a number of components which when large enough volumes are collected offer a very valuable mixture of materials which can be recycled and used to make new products including new batteries. Collecting small household batteries weekly allows these small amounts to be brought together at our depot in King’s Lynn before being sent for processing. Collections at the kerbside means that it could not be easier for residents to participate in this scheme. We want to continue our journey of reducing CO2 emissions and recycling more.
More information about the new service can be found here