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Re: [GreenYes] Battery Recycling

According to the literature I received from Battery Solutions, Inc., all the batteries that are sent to them are recycled.  You can read about how batteries of various chemistries (including alkaline/zinc carbon) are recycled on their web site www.batteryrecycling.com.  Battery Solutions told me that they have battery collection programs in place in Detroit, Salem OR, Erie County Ohio, Thousand Oaks CA, among others.  They also provide battery recycling to businesses (a list is on their web site).  In Long Beach, we are starting a pilot battery collection program in our office and just got a 2-1/2 gallon storage/shipping container from Battery Solutions for our single-use batteries.  We will be getting another container from the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corp. for rechargeables.

Sharon Gates
Recycling Specialist
City of Long Beach, California
562/570-4694



"Van Calvez" <vcalvez@bainbridge.net>
Sent by: owner-greenyes@grrn.org

09/05/2002 12:08 PM
Please respond to "Van Calvez"

       
        To:        "Megan Kershner" <Mkershner@cityofboise.org>, <greenyes@grrn.org>
        cc:        
        Subject:        Re: [GreenYes] Battery Recycling



As far as I know, regular alkalines are not being recycled any where.  If
you take regular batteries to a hazardous waste facility, they are secured
in "leak proof" containers and landfilled.

However, regular alkaline batteries can be recharged 6-12 times using a
special battery recharger.  For more info., contact: www.realgoods.com

The recharger costs $50 and it works well.  I've tried it.

Van Calvez
Human Nature Solutions
Bainbridge, WA

----- Original Message -----
From: "Megan Kershner" <Mkershner@cityofboise.org>
To: <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 7:22 AM
Subject: [GreenYes] Battery Recycling


> Better call your Home Depot and check before you save up your batteries
and take them there.  HD in Idaho will only 'take-back!' batteries that are
supported by their manufacturers.  As a result, they will only accept DeWalt
batteries (i.e. power tool batteries).
>
> Does your community have a Household Hazardous Waste facility/program?  If
so, they will take all of your batteries - any size and any type - usually
at no cost to you.  Call your local solid waste office.
>
> >>Home Depot recycles rechargeable batteries through:
> http://www.rbrc.com/index.html
>
> <snip>
> Does anyone know if any places or stores still take and recycle
> batteries
> (A, AA, AAA, etc)?
>
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