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Topic # 142709 21-Mar-2014 13:10
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does anyone take old batteries back to stop them going in ordinary rubbish.

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  Reply # 1010571 21-Mar-2014 13:21
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If you are talking about mobile batteries, I have dropped one off at 2degrees in the past.

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  Reply # 1010572 21-Mar-2014 13:21
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Probably very few people. You're not supposed to put any batteries in the rubbish (nor the inorganic collections, where available), but people do, especailly the AA, AAA, etc. size ones.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1010573 21-Mar-2014 13:22
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It can depend on where you are. Our local recycling centre has a drop off point for them. Best to check out your local centre website or give them a call.

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  Reply # 1010595 21-Mar-2014 14:07
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Is there any place in Auckland that does this? We have a huge box full of dead/expanding batteries that we're really not comfortable keeping around

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  Reply # 1010638 21-Mar-2014 14:54
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I know that CMA recycling takes old lead-acid batteries. Not sure about other types though.

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  Reply # 1010647 21-Mar-2014 15:03
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Be careful keeping old batteries around, especially Li polymer ones. They catch fire easily, in fact Bear Grylls used one to start a fire to cook the gumboot full of pi$$ he was about to drink.

Alkaline ones can go into general waste, and for the rest, google "hazmobile" (no longer operating) and go from there.

 

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  Reply # 1010684 21-Mar-2014 16:15
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Jonski: 

Alkaline ones can go into general waste, and for the rest, google "hazmobile" (no longer operating) and go from there. Cheers
Jon


i looked into this recently and my understanding is also that alkalines like AA and AAA etc are ok to go to landfills.

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  Reply # 1010690 21-Mar-2014 16:19
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But we are 100% Pure.

Surely recycling batteries is commonplace in such a utopia?





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  Reply # 1010713 21-Mar-2014 16:26
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Geektastic: But we are 100% Pure.

Surely recycling batteries is commonplace in such a utopia?


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  Reply # 1010731 21-Mar-2014 17:16
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Nickel cadmium batteries shouldn't go in the landfill.

Is there some special place that takes old incandescent and halogen light bulbs?

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  Reply # 1010734 21-Mar-2014 17:21
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eracode:
Jonski: 

Alkaline ones can go into general waste, and for the rest, google "hazmobile" (no longer operating) and go from there. Cheers
Jon


i looked into this recently and my understanding is also that alkalines like AA and AAA etc are ok to go to landfills.


you would hope because i would think thats where the majority end up.



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  Reply # 1011022 22-Mar-2014 12:27
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i think they encase them in concrete then put them in landfill but there doesnt appear to be any collection points around for normal aas aaas cs andds no problem with lead acid batts.

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