Batteries?

mistre$$ mistre$$
So I can't throw away the used-up batteries from my toys without feeling really guilty, but I there isn't much of a recycling program around where I live. I end up keeping them in a jar...hoping to get rid of them. Just not sure how! So what do you guys do with your batteries? Is there some sort of recycling program, or somewhere I can send them?
07/21/2011
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newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by mistre$$
So I can't throw away the used-up batteries from my toys without feeling really guilty, but I there isn't much of a recycling program around where I live. I end up keeping them in a jar...hoping to get rid of them. Just not sure how! So what ... More
We converted to re-chargeable about a year ago. Makes us feel much better, and have reached the point where we are actually saving money.
07/21/2011
potstickers potstickers
Quote:
Originally posted by newfoundlust
We converted to re-chargeable about a year ago. Makes us feel much better, and have reached the point where we are actually saving money.
I love rechargeable batteries. I highly recommend getting some.
I'm sure there's some sort of mailing program for batteries that you could find on the internet.
07/21/2011
married with children married with children
did you call your garbage company to see if they had a recycle program for used up batteries?
07/22/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
There are companies who will collect and properly dispose of batteries. You can contact these companies through the yellow pages, but often local colleges will have collection days where you can take batteries and other electronics waste. Don't throw them away!
07/22/2011
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
All my AAs and AAAs are rechargeable. I hold on to the smaller batteries until there's enough of them to make it worth the trip to the recycling center.
07/24/2011
PiratePrincess PiratePrincess
We have a battery collection where I live and I always give them my old batteries
07/24/2011
mistre$$ mistre$$
I don't have a recycling program where I live.
09/12/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
Quote:
Originally posted by mistre$$
So I can't throw away the used-up batteries from my toys without feeling really guilty, but I there isn't much of a recycling program around where I live. I end up keeping them in a jar...hoping to get rid of them. Just not sure how! So what ... More
I am sure there is a place you can send them, but the best way to do things is that you can get machines that will actually recharge non rechargeable batteries. My grandfather used to have one, it was pretty awesome.
09/12/2011
DreamWolf DreamWolf
A simple tip if nothing else helps...

Have a friend who lives at an area where they can throw them away safe...
Send the stuff to her/him...
Guess it wouldn't cost a lot, and if yer friend is growly about it then you'll be next to do a favor!
12/14/2011
Nkev Nkev
Quote:
Originally posted by mistre$$
So I can't throw away the used-up batteries from my toys without feeling really guilty, but I there isn't much of a recycling program around where I live. I end up keeping them in a jar...hoping to get rid of them. Just not sure how! So what ... More
i got a few rechargeable batteries theyre more expensive but definitely worth it!
02/04/2012
petname petname
I have the same problem actually. Often I leave the dead ones just lying around, which doesn't solve the problem either, unfortunately.
03/04/2012
jmex83 jmex83
Quote:
Originally posted by mistre$$
So I can't throw away the used-up batteries from my toys without feeling really guilty, but I there isn't much of a recycling program around where I live. I end up keeping them in a jar...hoping to get rid of them. Just not sure how! So what ... More
Honestly, we just end up throwing ours away in the garbage. We really should look into a recycling program though. We used to throw out a lot before we switched over to rechargeable batteries. Her two older kids go through them like water!
03/07/2012
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