What you need to know?
Batteries contain a number of heavy metals and toxic chemicals and disposing of them by the same process as regular household waste has raised concerns over soil contamination and water pollution. Most types of batteries can be recycled. However, some batteries are recycled more readily than others
Alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V, etc.) are recycled!
There is a danger of fires rising caused by lithium-ion batteries. The number of fires caused by waste lithium-ion batteries in collection vehicles and at resource and waste management facilities is on the rise. With more electrical items now containing lithium-ion batteries and much of the small waste electrical and electronic items they power still ending up in residual waste, more needs to be done to capture the estimated 320 million portable batteries a year that are not recycled.
Where you can dispose the batteries in the UAE?
The batteries can be disposed in almost all Spinneys shops across the Emirates, as well as Virgin stores.
Many of the big recycling and segregation centers would also have the batteries collection spots. Check for recycling spots on our map