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[greenyes] Collection and recycling of batteries?
Our friends at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority collect batteries (mostly alkalinos) at drop-off "recycling" centers. The volume, they claim, is about 3000 pounds (1400 kg) per month. Then they put them in plastic drums and landfill them. They claim that recycling is "cost prohibitive" at 0.2 to 1.20 US$ per pound, and that recyclers also want the batteries sorted by size before pickup.

Can anyone advise on the details and costs of battery recycling? Are other operations landfilling their "recycled" batteries?

Thanks,

Alan Muller
Green Delaware




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