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# 166342 10-Mar-2015 11:59
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I was given 3 ups from work that have failed batteries in them, I am looking at replacing the batteries and have already found the replacement ones but I need to know where to dispose of the old UPS batteries in Auckland.
Two of the batteries have cracked along the bottom so im wanting to be very careful how they are disposed of.

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  # 1254566 10-Mar-2015 12:02
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Try these guys:

hey also organise drop off days around Auckland.

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  # 1254576 10-Mar-2015 12:05
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I believe take them if you are in Auckland.

Metal recyclers buy car batteries and presumably will take smaller batteries as well for the lead in them.  I would anticipate they have regulations about disposing of the acid.

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  # 1254583 10-Mar-2015 12:21
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Uber: Car batteries only, no other types.

Dynamic: Thanks will look into ITPower.

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  # 1254595 10-Mar-2015 12:26
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I take them to our local scrap metal dealer, they are only worth about 10c each but it's better than paying to get rid of them!

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  # 1254596 10-Mar-2015 12:28
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Any scrap metal yard will most likely take them if they are lead batteries.

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  # 1254605 10-Mar-2015 12:58
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Oohh scrap metal yard?
I think there is one in silverdale.

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