Disposing of batteries?

Discussion in 'The Environment' started by SweeperOfDreams13, May 13, 2004.

  1. What's the best way to dispose of batteries?
  2. TreePhiend

    TreePhiend Member

    take them to a place that recycles them.
  3. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    So the trash can isn't good? That's what I've always done.

    What kind of batteries? Am I killing the world? Where should I take them???
  4. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    The trashcan (=landfill) is no good. Call your local waste disposal company or Radio Shack and they should have a location for battery disposal.
  5. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    Thanks. :) I feel bad now. I try so hard. :eek:
  6. eccofarmer

    eccofarmer Member


    Radio Shack takes them.I found that out a year ago and have been bringing them there ever sence.There is one in most cities or towns.Hope that helps.O yea they will take anysize or brand.
  7. themnax

    themnax Senior Member

    designing batteries that don't have to be disposed of! or at the very least dissassembleable with a majority of their componenets recyclable.
  8. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    That would be cool. :)

    So you mean like regular batteries that you use in your remote, or special batteries?? I don't want to show up at Radio Shack with a bunch of AA's when they only take special ones. I hate looking stupid. :eek: But most of the time, I just can't help it.
  9. MikeE

    MikeE Hip Forums Supporter HipForums Supporter

    1) Don't feel bad. You did the best that you could with the knowledge that you had. You are going to do the best that you can with the knowledge that you now have.

    2) Yes we are talking about any kind of batteries. AA's, C, NiCads anything (except perhaps auto and motorcycle batteries) even rechargables need to be taken care of when they don't take a charge any more.

    3) Designing a better battery has been a challange to engineers since the '50s.
  10. eccofarmer

    eccofarmer Member


    Radio Shack will take all batteries but the ones for cars.Each state might be different so call first.
  11. HappyHaHaGirl

    HappyHaHaGirl *HipForums Princess*

    Awesome! Thanks, guys. Now I can make even more of a difference... :)
  12. babovic_sonja

    babovic_sonja Member

    You guys in the US have all these fancy things... like that thing for recycling batteries. Darn it, wish there was something like that here...
  13. Tamee

    Tamee naked

    so send em all to us!

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