This page provides useful information concerning sorting and recycling batteries and accumulators in Geneva. It informs you where the collection points are located and why it is useful to recycle batteries.
Refuse collection via the door-to-door service and at the ecopoints is maintained in full and remains a key priority. To enable the department to provide this service, appointments to collect bulky waste can no longer be made (either by phone or online) until further notice. For your information, the cantonal refuse collection points (ESREC) are open. Access to these is nevertheless limited: a maximum of 3 people are authorised on the unloading platform (in addition to the 2 supervisors).
Similarly, cleaning of public areas is partially maintained, with approximately 50 percent of the personnel working in the field. Priority is given to emptying bins in the streets and cleaning the ecopoints.
More information on the measures taken in the City of Geneva
Batteries and accumulators must be thrown away in the ad hoc skips located at the eco-points.
A map of the eco-points is available on the Sorting and recycling household waste page. It is possible to click on each point to see the types of waste that are collected there (aluminium/tin plate, glass, PET, batteries, textiles or coffee capsules).
You can also return your batteries and accumulators to a point of sale. All retail outlets selling batteries are required to collect them free of charge.
Car batteries must be taken to one of the cantonal waste recovery sites (ESREC) or to DIY superstores.
- Monday to Saturday from 7.30 a.m. to 10 p.m.;
- Sunday and public holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
All types of battery can be recovered:
- traditional batteries;
- cell batteries;
- rechargeable batteries;
Good to know
Remember to remove batteries from appliances before throwing them away.
Use mains power for your electrical appliances whenever possible.
Use rechargeable batteries and accumulators.
Why recycle batteries?
To protect our environment: batteries contain heavy metals and toxic chemical products (mercury, zinc, lead, cadmium) which do not decompose and cause pollution. Burning them creates considerable pollution and is both harmful and dangerous to public health and the environment in the long term.
To save raw materials: batteries contain a large proportion of re-usable materials. Processing batteries allows these raw materials to be extracted and re-used to make new batteries or to be used for other industrial purposes.
Article modifié le 18.03.2020 à 11:59