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What is the proper way of disposing batteries?

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What is the proper way of disposing batteries?

I know I shouldn't be throwing them in the garbage.
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I think Bestbuy still takes used old batteries. Also some supermarkets has a drop old batteries box for you to dispose.

WOULD SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHILDREN!!!
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The Home Depot I go to takes them, but the city recommends throwing them in the garbage. I always feel bad doing that, though.
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Warp them individually in saran wrap or bag them individually so they don't start a fire when they are bucketed together...return to city depot, is my recycling instructions.
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Operatime wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 12:28 pm
The Home Depot I go to takes them, but the city recommends throwing them in the garbage. I always feel bad doing that, though.
Which city?
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Mar 27, 2015
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My office building has a little bin for them. So I bring mine in from home. I assumed they were re-cyled in some way but they probably just throw them out.
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tk1000 wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 2:25 pm
Operatime wrote:
Oct 11th, 2016 12:28 pm
The Home Depot I go to takes them, but the city recommends throwing them in the garbage. I always feel bad doing that, though.
Which city?
Calgary. They have a bin in the entrance foyer. Actually, I think my kids' elementary school collects them too, for some reason.
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In late, but Lowe's has a bin for them at the returns desk. Our scout group picks them up and "sells" them to the local scrap metal yard for money to fund our programs (training, tents, stoves etc).
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Ikea has battery and light bulb recycling drop off depots.
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Aug 15, 2017
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There are places you can drop off batteries for proper disposal or for recycle. Varies depending on your area.

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