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Once you are done using alkaline batteries what do you do with them? Do you just throw them in the garbage?<br><br><br><br>
I know with mercury batteries they should be taken to a hazardous waste site..I will be going to one of those in a week or two.<br><br><br><br>
I'd appreciate any help.<br><br><br><br>
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Alkaline batteries are also considered household hazardous waste and should be taken to a recycling center that deals with household hazardous waste.<br><br><br><br>
Some stores might also have some sort of collection program in conjunction with battery manufacturers.<br><br><br><br>
I have an old coffee can with black tape wrapped around it. I put used batteries in there until they can be recycled/disposed of properly.<br><br><br><br>
More info:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.sisw.org/hbatteries.htm" target="_blank">http://www.sisw.org/hbatteries.htm</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/hard.html" target="_blank">http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/hard.html</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.westfield-ma.com/tips/batteries.htm" target="_blank">http://www.westfield-ma.com/tips/batteries.htm</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/US/byP/batP/batt/byB/serv/recycle/recycle.shtml" target="_blank">http://energy.sourceguides.com/busin.../recycle.shtml</a><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classroom/Science/Ecology/Recycling.html" target="_blank">http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classr...Recycling.html</a>
 

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Thanks so much Joe! I was thinking It would be hazardous waste, but wasn't sure. Thanks again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Ocean</i><br><br><b>Thanks so much Joe! I was thinking It would be hazardous waste, but wasn't sure. Thanks again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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You are welcome. Note that some of those links say to just toss alkaline batteries in the general trash. But I think that is wrong, and they should be treated as household hazardous waste.<br><br>
That's what I do and what I recommend. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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