Isle of Wight Council

Hazardous Waste and Emergencies

Disposal of batteries (domestic)

Please don’t throw away batteries in your bin as these can pose a fire and explosion risk. Instead take them to one of the many drop off points or use the household battery collection service.

Household battery collection service

To use this service, place your household batteries in a clear sandwich bag, or similar, and place on top of your black bin or black gull proof sack. Our waste operators will dispose of them for you.

This service is only available for standard household batteries, we are unable to collect vehicle or laptop batteries.

 Accepted  Not accepted
 A  Vehicle batteries
 AA  Power tool batteries over 300mm x 200mm
 AAA  WEEE appliance batteries such as hoover, strimmer, and lawn mowers
 AAAA  Wheelchair/golf buggy batteries
 B  Any damaged battery which is split, rusty, leaking, or fuzzing
 SC  Industrial batteries
 C  NiMh and NiCD
 9 volt  
 CR, CR123, CR2 type (button cell found in watches/toys)  
 Mobile phone Lithium Polymer and Lithium-Ion batteries  
 Laptop and iPad batteries  
 Hearing aid batteries  
 Power tool batteries under 300mm x 200mm  


Drop off points

You can also take household batteries to supermarkets or back to most shops that sell them across the island. The list below provides details of the different locations. They can also be taken to Lynnbottom HWRC, where they can be disposed of safely.

Apse Heath

  • Premier, Apse Heath Stores, 2 Ventnor Road, Apse Heath, PO36 0JT


  • Southern Cooperative, Sherborne Street, Bembridge, PO35 5SB
  • The Co-op, Lane End Court, Lane End, Bembridge, PO35 5UE
  • Welcome, Lane End Court, Lane End, Bembridge, PO35 5UE


  • Booker Cash and Carry, Three Gates Road, Cowes, PO31 7UH
  • The Range, Place Road, Isle of Wight, Cowes, PO31 7AE
  • Southern Co-op, Mill Hill Road, Cowes, PO31 7EL
  • Sainsburys, 129-130 High Street, Cowes, PO31 7AY

East Cowes

  • The CO-OP, York Avenue, East Cowes, PO32 6QY


  • Afton Marsh HWRC, Afton Road, Freshwater, PO40 9TP
  • Southern Co-op, Afton Road, Freshwater, PO40 9UH
  • Sainsburys, 10 School Green Road, Freshwater, PO40 9AL
  • Southern Cooperative, Avenue Rd, Freshwater, PO40 9UU


  • Morrisons - Newport , South Street, PO30 1JQ
  • The CO-OP, Pyle Street, Newport, PO30 1XB
  • Dunelm Store, Unit A Wakes Retail Park, Riverway, Newport, PO30 5UZ
  • B&Q, Dodnor Lane, Newport, PO30 5AW
  • WHSmiths, 55 - 56 High Street, Newport, PO30 1SB
  • Halfords, Unit 2, Towngate Retail Park, St James Street, Newport, PO30 5HF
  • Sainsburys, Foxes Road, Newport, PO30 5ZB
  • Newport City Plumbing Supplies, Unit 2, 53 Manners View, Newport, PO30 5FA
  • Screwfix, 18 Manners View, Newport, PO30 5FA
  • Southern Cooperative, 52 High St, Carisbrooke, Newport, PO30 1NR
  • Mole Country Stores, Southbank, Blackwater Road, Newport, PO30 3B
  • Lynbottom HWRC, Briddlesford Road, Newport, PO30 2PD


  • Southern Co-Operative, Main Road, Isle of Wight, Rookley, PO38 3NY


  • The CO-OP, 4 Anglesea Street, Ryde, PO33 2SX
  • Sainsburys, 23-23A Union Street, Ryde, PO33 2DT
  • Ryde City Plumbing Supplies, Ryde Business Park, Plot 2, Nicholson Road, Ryde, PO33 1BE
  • Ryde Travis Perkins, Unit 4, Atlantis Court, Nicholson Road, Ryde, PO33 1FB
  • Southern Cooperative, 33-35 Somerset Rd, Elmfield, Ryde, PO33 1BU
  • Premier, 49 Marlborough Road, Ryde, PO33 1AE
  • Tesco, Ryde Extra, Brading Road, Ryde, PO33 1QS



  • Morrisons - Sandown Lake, Newport Road, Sandown, PO36 9PA
  • Booker Cash and Carry, College Farm Estate, Off Avenue Road, Sandown, PO36 9AS
  • Sandown City Plumbing Supplies, College Close Industrial Est, Sandown, PO36 8EB
  • Sainsburys, 31-35 High Street, Sandown, PO36 8DE
  • The CO-OP, 63-67 High Street, Sandown, PO36 8AD



  • The CO-OP, Landguard Road, Shanklin, PO37 7JR
  • Southern Cooperative, 42 Regent St, Shanklin, PO37 7AA


  • The CO-OP, 1 Pier Street, Ventnor, PO38 1ST


  • Tesco Express Wootton Bridge, High Street, Wootton Bridge, PO33 4LX


  • Wroxall Travis Perkins, Station Road Industrial Estate, Wroxall,  PO38 3BE