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Do you take old batteries to a depot for recycling?

Is there a place that accepts old batteries (the sort used in torches, clocks etc) in your area?

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I like to recycle when I can but it isn't always easy. There is no depot for household batteries in my town. The nearest depot is some distance away and not convenient for me to get to. I have a collection of flat batteries waiting for me to take them to a depot one day.
Yes - I do. Aldi has a recycling service. I wait until I have a bag of batteries and then, when at Aldi shopping, I drop them in their recycle bin.
I usually just toss them in the garbage.
by Gia
I do for some but not for others. Small batteries l just put in the bin but I take car batties to the collection shop. The worst are those little round batteries as I know they have lots of rare/heavy metals and are really important to recycle but they look so little and harmless and always get lost when I try to collect a few of them. I wish they had easy recycle deposit boxes at service stations of supermarkets that only took little ones.
by Jane
I didn't even know that this is something you can do! I have small children, and the usual collection of battery operated crap, so this would be useful and if there a depot near me I would absolutely use it!
No I do not -the only old batteries I have is small ones which I put in the rubbish.

Car batteries when replaced are taken away when I have someone come fit them..
by Finy
Local Council has boxes for batteries & light globes so I save mine in a bag & take them there when I have enough to make the drive worthwhile.
Car batteries are left with the mechanic for disposal.
Normal batteries go in rubbish bin for me.
Car battery is disposed of by car mechanic.

But question has made me do some investigation now!
To be totally honest, I have never seen a depot for little batteries ever?
I have to just throw them out, but having said that we use a lot of Rechargeable ones.

I absolutely hate seeing them go into the rubbish, and think what a carbon footprint they must have on the world!
jonaj - check out your local Aldi. They offer a recycling service for batteries.
by norma
Oh! thanks for that will do :)
by jonaja
There are a couple of libraries (this surprised me) in Adelaide suburbs (St Peters, Felixstow and Norwood) that accept domestic quantities of household batteries. A business called Battery World at Glynde and the customer service desk at Norwood Town Hall do too. I realise this info is not useful to people living in other areas and interstate but it shows a variety of places are now accepting batteries. Hopefully the number will grow to make it easy for people to recycle flat batteries.
I'm in Sydney....but I will keep an eye out for some my way :)
by jonaja
no I do not , nowhere close by. so they go into the garbage.
no they go in the bin, nowhere close to recyle.
Yes, I try to. I'm a bit of a fanatic about recycling! My local library has a battery recycling facility so fortunately it's very convenient to do so.
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