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Battery Recycling
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RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even though alkaline batteries can be purchased cheaply, I still feel like I'm winning a tiny lottery every time I put in my newly charged NiMH Energizers.

Just from experience with using a gps, I know I will save $$ in the long run by using rechargeables vs. alkalines.

--EDIT--

I forgot that the post was Battery Recycling.

I always save my alkalines that I use for other devices in a ziploc bag and make a trip to the hazardous waste place about once a year. I usually have some other stuff to dispose of as well.
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reviving an old thread!

I've made a Battery Recycler geocache and I'm going to place it today in Minneapolis. My recycling program here now accepts household batteries, so I will be collecting them from the cache now and then and putting them with my recycling items.

I'll post when it's approved (GCMGJR). It is 1.5 terrain and 1 difficulty.

-Aaron
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KC0GRN
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

excellent idea s4xton. I'm betting that's one cache that will receive multiple visits
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I forgot to post when it got approved.

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=dbe77295-6f68-4fc0-8f00-8cd917aec890

Only Good-Boy has found it, and he didn't recycle any batteries! I'm hoping to get a bunch to recycle on Feb 10, as I'll be recycling them on Feb 11.

As Sui Generis and others have done, if you see me at a cache or at an event, you may personally hand your used/dead batteries to me and I will recycle them. Of course, you can't count that as a find on the cache though. Wink

Cheers,
-Aaron
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I haven't yet visited s4xton's recycling cache I have given him my wasted batteries to be recycled.

It's for a great cause!
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spinowner
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Cub Foods store where I usually shop has a drop box for batteries to be recycled. I think it's a common practice at large supermarkets. The important thing is to keep batteries out of landfills, so this cache is a good way to go if you have no other way of recycling them.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spinowner wrote:
The Cub Foods store where I usually shop has a drop box for batteries to be recycled. I think it's a common practice at large supermarkets. The important thing is to keep batteries out of landfills, so this cache is a good way to go if you have no other way of recycling them.

Hmm, I'll have to take a look the next time I'm at Cub. Thanks for that info spinowner. I probably see s4xton more than I go to Cub though Wink Lucky for me that most of my batteries remain in my car after changing them out of the camera/GPS Wink
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Of course, you can't count that as a find on the cache though.


HEH
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks to everyone that's helping to make this work!

-Aaron
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miles58
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2005 6:29 pm    Post subject: batteries Reply with quote

I carry a 12V UPS battery in a shoulder bag with my toys, a log notebook, an external antenna, etc. I connect to it with a cigarette lighter jack. I but the batteries in bulk for little to nothiing (<$7.00). they last a really long time, can be charged for about five years and recycle at lots of places.

I have a bunch of used ones that still work fine for this that I can cache somewhere does anyone want one.
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