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Old 10-21-2012, 10:12 PM
 
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how do we safely dispose of batteries (AA/AAA/9V)?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Beavercreek, OH
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Hi zilam98--

In theory, they should be disposed of properly. Check with the city or county government to find a recycling center. Some other public venues such as libraries also accept dead batteries. Also, if you have larger batteries (car batteries, etc.), consider selling them to a scrap yard, the same place where you scrap your cans and get 55 cents a pound for. In my experience, you can get $10 for a dead car battery.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:04 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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In my experience, you can get $10 for a dead car battery.
Wish I had been where you are a year ago when I got $2 for mine! lol
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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how do we safely dispose of batteries (AA/AAA/9V)?
They should be recycled (never put in the trash). Most areas have places where you can turn in old batteries for recycling. As mentioned some libraries have collection boxes. Where I live the municipal building has a collection box too. I'd recommend calling your city to find out where you can turn in batteries in your area.

To avoid making a lot of trips I have a bin that I put old batteries in and when it's full I take it to the library for recycling.
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