Batteries: Do you recycle them PROPERLY?

Contributor: LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Guilty of throwing them out with the regular trash!
80  (71%)
I dispose of them properly, by _______________
15  (13%)
Batteries? I'm rechargeable all the way!
15  (13%)
Other
2  (2%)
Total votes: 112
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Contributor: Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I stash them until there's enough to warrant a trip to the city dump where they have a place to take them and do a proper job of disposing of them.
06/09/2012
Contributor: klucas88 klucas88
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
i use rechargable and disposable
06/09/2012
Contributor: Love Obsessed Love Obsessed
I just throw them in the trash.
06/09/2012
Contributor: Megan Jean Megan Jean
Guilty of throwing them in the garbage.
06/09/2012
Contributor: sexyfun sexyfun
i use rechargeable batteries
06/09/2012
Contributor: Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
I use rechargeable batteries.
06/09/2012
Contributor: Missmarc Missmarc
I love my rechargeables!
06/09/2012
Contributor: roskat roskat
I usually try to get them recycled but I have thrown out some with the trash.
06/10/2012
Contributor: MissCandyland MissCandyland
I only have rechargeable toys.
06/10/2012
Contributor: Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
We have mostly rechargeable batteries, but we throw away regular batteries when they're done. If they were manufactured after 1997 you don't need to worry about the mercury content.
06/10/2012
Contributor: Maximusx Maximusx
I mostly use rechargeable batteries but the ones that aren't I usually just throw out in the regular trash....
06/10/2012
Contributor: Maximusx Maximusx
Quote:
Originally posted by MissCandyland
I only have rechargeable toys.
We're slowly getting there!
06/10/2012
Contributor: married with children married with children
recycling bin
06/12/2012
Contributor: Nacht Stern Nacht Stern
I use energizer rechargeables.
06/13/2012
Contributor: Rossie Rossie
I drop off used batteries at Home Depot.
06/13/2012
Contributor: Andrew1992 Andrew1992
I wasn't really aware that there was a good way to dispose of them. That's good to know.
06/22/2012
Contributor: Incendiaire Incendiaire
All my batteries just go in the bin when they're dead.
09/03/2012
Contributor: sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
Yes my college has a place where you can drop off your batteries and they will recycle them for you
09/22/2012
Contributor: jr2012 jr2012
According to battery manufacturers (I'm assuming you are referring to non-rechargable ones), you can just throw them in the trash nowadays.

They changed the makeup of batteries a while ago that makes them safe to throw away.
09/22/2012
Contributor: Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
Guilty as charged.
09/22/2012
Contributor: *Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Mine just get tossed out in the regular trash. I do have a few rechargeable toys though.
09/22/2012
Contributor: chikisses chikisses
I usually throw them out with the other garbage.
09/22/2012
Contributor: Lizard Lizard
I jjust throw mine away in the garbage.
09/22/2012
Contributor: AliMc AliMc
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
I use rechargeable batteries but when it eventually comes time to dispose of them I just throw them in with the regular trash.
09/22/2012
Contributor: travelnurse travelnurse
Shh, I throw them in the trash
09/22/2012
Contributor: Ryanne Ryanne
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
I toss them in the trash
09/22/2012
Contributor: Vanille Vanille
I mostly use rechargable batteries but for the few things I own (probably just the TV remote now) that uses regular batteries, we hang onto them until we have stashed up enough to take to the recycling center where they take care of proper disposal.
09/22/2012
Contributor: theothers1 theothers1
I'm bad for the environment. >.>
09/22/2012
Contributor: RebelRebelJen RebelRebelJen
Quote:
Originally posted by LavenderSkies
I have heard you are not supposed to throw batteries away in the normal trash, but dispose of them in certain locations. How do YOU get rid of your batteries?
I got with rechargeable.
09/25/2012
Total posts: 63
Unique posters: 62