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We've recycled 18.4m batteries to date. Now help boost this year's total!
So far this year

Join Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt today

The BIG BATTERY HUNT is a nationwide recycling challenge that inspires pupils to power change across their schools and wider communities. The BIG BATTERY HUNT has completed its 5th successful year and with your help, we have so far managed to recycle over 18.4 million batteries!

We hope to be back for year 6, but in the meantime, check out our resources to inspire you Battery Recycling Pioneers to recycle their used batteries on our resource page. Don’t forget to submit their success stories to see them featured on our stories page too!

“Showing children that small environmental actions, when taken collectively, can make a big difference is illustrated brilliantly by Duracell’s Big Battery Hunt.”

Allison Ogden-Newton OBE, Chief Executive of environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy

Pioneer Stories

Pioneer Stories

Get inspired! Check out the latest collection efforts by our amazing Battery Recycling Pioneers.

Upload your own battery collection stories to see your pupils featured on the stories page too!


The Big Battery Hunt Competition

The competition and leaderboard are now closed.

Thank you to everyone that helped to recycle batteries.

Keep your eyes peeled for news on the winner!



Teach your pupils all they need to know about recycling batteries. How are they made and why is it so important to recycle them?

Once registered you will have access to a delivery guide, classroom presentation and inspiring pupil activites!

Get inspired by our Battery Pioneers

Working hard for batteries!
Whole school takes part in battery count
Team Lumsden counts the next delivery of batteries
Yorke Mead Pioneer
Yorke Mead Battery Pioneer
School Pioneers
Children's final count of batteries
Kilbride Battery Pioneer
Magnificent Pioneer Ruby
Collecting Across the World

Big Battery Hunt resources are brought to you via the National Schools Partnership. Big Battery Hunt registration will also give you access to a range of other innovative and inspiring programmes that are run by the National Schools Partnership.

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