Correct Way To Dispose Of Dead Batteries?

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Forum topic by toolman posted 01-28-2010 09:42 PM 1140 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-28-2010 09:42 PM

We have dead batteries from cordless tools that are not holding charges anymore. Do they by law have to be recycled or not? Appreciate feedback!

-- Toolman -

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#1 posted 01-28-2010 09:45 PM

you can get them repaired you know…alot cheaper than buying new batteries

-- M.K.

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#2 posted 01-28-2010 09:49 PM

If you have a Home Depot close by, they have drop-off bins.

Laws vary from one jurisdiction to another … where I libe it is illegal to put them in the trash.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 01-28-2010 10:08 PM

in many cases they just need to be shocked to destroy the crystalline build up inhibiting their ability to recharge and theyre good as new. You can find the procedure with a search on youtube,

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#4 posted 01-29-2010 04:08 AM

Lowe’s has a drop off at their customer service.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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