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Recycling Batteries



Instead of throwing used batteries away, they should be recycled. I use a Ziploc bag and hang it from one of the keyhooks in our kitchen. Once the bag is full, we take them to our local hazardous waste facility for recycling. You can recycle cell phone batteries, alkaline batteries, etc. this way.

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This also works for recycling plastic bottle caps. Most salons that carry Aveda products will take plastic bottle caps to be recycled. Check for a salon near you. Then save the caps in Ziploc bags to take to salon when full. They take shampoo, salad dressing, milk jug caps, etc.

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  • I have no clue where I would take these batteries if I did not work at the hospital. I have taken POUNDS of old batteries to work with me! - by SUNNYARIZONA
  • IMPORTANT!!! Especially with cell phone batteries- store them in a box with SOMETHING covering the connection areas, cardboard, electrical tape- if they touch other batteries connections there is a chance- even if the battery is "dead" it will spark. NICAD or lithium batteries are a HAZ MAT! Lithium burns EXTREMELY HOT!!!!! Take NO chances with lithium batteries!!! They can burn your house down!!!!!!!!!!! - by VETMED
  • I didn't know you could do this! What a cool idea! - by LAMBIERABBIT

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