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.
This also works for recycling plastic bottle caps. Most salons that carry Aveda products will take plastic bottle caps to be recycled. Check www.aveda.com 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 try to be as Green as possible and recycle things when I can. We have various 'banks' at various places, and some stores recycle certain things too. But what goes where? Not every facility takes everything, especially the more recent additions like batteries , water filters, etc. So I can keep track of this, I have made a list of all the places that recycle items I cannot put in my collection bin at home.435 So I can always find it , I stuck the list inside my kitchen cupboard.52
I have a daily flip calendar on my desk. At the end of the year when I replace the old pages with the new, I clip the old ones together and use them as a note pad on my desk for miscellaneous notes, calls, numbers, whatever. It saves me from using new note pads!
Recycling is good - recycling before recycling is even better 224
When my car door clicker went dead I called the dealer and found it was a hefty $100+ charge to get a new battery- I went to Batteries Plus and they replaced and installed the battery for the cost of the battery! Saved tons of cash!
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