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# 236088 17-May-2018 11:18
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Had the battery replaced on our Dyson handheld vacuum cleaner, but now I have a small, 350g lithium battery I need to dispose of.

 

Suggestions on where I can get rid of it safely? (alternatively, happy if someone wants to take it off my hands).


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  # 2017520 17-May-2018 11:33
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Where are you?

 

I asked Wellington City Council about disposal of AA batteries once and got this information back.

 

(Copied and pasted from WCC email)

 

Thank you for your enquiry regarding recycling cables and batteries at the southern landfill.

 

Batteries are accepted free of charges as household hazardous waste.

 

You are more than welcome to dispose of the cords in household rubbish. Batteries can also be put in the house hold rubbish.




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  # 2017532 17-May-2018 11:37
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I'm in Auckland.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2017580 17-May-2018 12:09
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https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/rubbish-recycling/Pages/recycle-item.aspx?ListItemId=285

 

>You cannot put this item in your rubbish or recycling bin. See other disposal methods listed here.

 

​>Take to an e-waste recycler.

 

They list 5 e-waste outfits , but they all appear to be on the isthmus, there is nothing on the shore or out west...


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timmmay:

 

Where are you?

 

I asked Wellington City Council about this once and got this information back.

 

(Copied and pasted from WCC email)

 

Thank you for your enquiry regarding recycling cables and batteries at the southern landfill.

 

Batteries are accepted free of charges as household hazardous waste.

 

You are more than welcome to dispose of the cords in household rubbish. Batteries can also be put in the house hold rubbish.

 

 

Flaming rubbish trucks, Batman! Dumping lithium batteries in household rubbish is madness. Someone at WCC needs edumacating!





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  # 2017588 17-May-2018 12:21
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Stu:

 

Flaming rubbish trucks, Batman! Dumping lithium batteries in household rubbish is madness. Someone at WCC needs edumacating!

 

 

I actually asked them about AA batteries - edited above.


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timmmay:

 

"Batteries can also be put in the house hold rubbish."

 

 

Thanks, WCC. Let's chuck heavy metals into our landfills. undecided


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# 2017596 17-May-2018 12:30
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timmmay: I actually asked them about AA batteries - edited above. 

 

Well that's completely different. Those two little letters change everything and effectively make your post off topic ;-p

 

Still not an acceptable way to dispose of any type of battery, but it's been that way since batteries were invented.





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  # 2017637 17-May-2018 13:41
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Not in Europe.

 

 





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  # 2017640 17-May-2018 13:48
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forget the name of the place off the top of my head, but there is a place that takes old lithium batteries in New lynn.

 

little lefthand road right before Olympic park..





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  # 2017642 17-May-2018 13:53
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There is a place in Portage Road New Lynn, by the railway tracks that do e-waste.





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  # 2017647 17-May-2018 14:13
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In CHC they collect them at Lincoln New World bins

 

Ewaste can take them in too, BUT at a min of 2KG worth.


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For the Auckland North Shore there are these guys.... http://www.abilities.co.nz/services/e-waste/

 

 


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