You can now recycle batteries at the recycling centres around the borough, well in theory anyway.
There's meant to be a new type of bin at the centres into which you can pop batteries including old mobile phone ones.
The closest centres to Charlton are at ASDA and up the hill at the car park of the Assembly Rooms.
At the moment a bit more can be read about this on the Council's Web Site here.
See, sometimes I can say nice things about the Council :)