VeggieBoards banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
326 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Once you are done using alkaline batteries what do you do with them? Do you just throw them in the garbage?

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.

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,782 Posts
Alkaline batteries are also considered household hazardous waste and should be taken to a recycling center that deals with household hazardous waste.

Some stores might also have some sort of collection program in conjunction with battery manufacturers.

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.

More info:

http://www.sisw.org/hbatteries.htm

http://www.obviously.com/recycle/guides/hard.html

http://www.westfield-ma.com/tips/batteries.htm

http://energy.sourceguides.com/busin.../recycle.shtml

http://www.awesomelibrary.org/Classr...Recycling.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,782 Posts
Quote:
Originally posted by Ocean

Thanks so much Joe! I was thinking It would be hazardous waste, but wasn't sure. Thanks again
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.

That's what I do and what I recommend.
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top