Dig out your old household batteries and bring them back to be recycled.

It's easy to buy rechargeable batteries and battery recycling points can be found in most shops, yet a staggering 178 million used batteries are currently hoarded in UK homes.

Household batteries contain heavy metals including lead, mercury, cadmium, zinc, manganese and lithium. The heavy metals found in batteries can be reused, however millions of batteries end up in landfill where they go unused and cause damage to the environment.

Join us in having a battery amnesty this October!

1. Dig out

Where are your batteries hiding? In every home there is a drawer, a cupboard or a remote control where used and discarded batteries linger. 

2. Share a photo to win

Share a picture with the hashtag #BringBackHeavyMetal during October to win a pair of tickets to School of Rock the Musical or one of 100 rechargeable battery kits.

3. Drop off your batteries

Collection points can be found most supermarkets, DIY centres and local shops. Find your nearest collection point here

Top tip: It’s easy to forget so give your future self a nudge. Keep your old batteries next to your shopping bags, or set a reminder on your phone!

Find out more: www.bringbackheavymetal.co.uk 

#BringBackHeavyMetal has been created by Ecosurety and Hubbub, and is backed by Asda, BatteryBack, B&Q, Currys PC World, The Entertainer, GP Batteries, Morrisons and M&S.