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2017 Power Up to Recycling Challenge

About the challenge
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Recycle spent batteries and receive a reward for your school.

Introducing the 2017 ‘Power Up To Recycling’ challenge. We are asking Kent schools to encourage pupils, parents and staff to bring as many spent batteries as possible into school for recycling. This year’s challenge offers a reward for your school based on the weight of batteries you collect.*

The challenge is to fill your pink battery box** with spent domestic batteries as many times as possible from 1 May - 1 December 2017. Schools will be rewarded at the end of the challenge with a Kent County Supplies voucher provided by Valpak (who recycle batteries on behalf of Kent County Council), based on the weight of batteries your school collects, as follows:

1-15 kgs = £5
16-50 kgs = £10
51-100 kgs = £20
101-200 kgs = £50
201-300 kgs = £100
301+ kgs = £300

View the Power Up To Recycling leaflet (PDF, 1.1 MB) for more information.

How to take part
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Registration has now closed.

Downloadable resource (poster)
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The Power Up To Recycling poster is available to download here (PDF, 846.2 KB)

You may like to print these to display at school, include in school newsletters or send/email to parents and carers, so they can save all their used domestic batteries for you.

How to arrange a battery collection
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When your box is getting full, please call 08450 682 572 and select option 3 for a collection.

*Minimum 1kg of batteries required to receive a reward

**If you require a replacement pink battery recycling box, please email

Battery Recycling Information
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Visit Valpak’s Recycle More website for a range of information and facts and figures regarding battery recycling.

Contact Details
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If you have any further questions, contact us on the details below:

Waste Coordination
Telephone: 03000 41 73 73