First published on January 1, 2007
So I made this pledge on changeeverything.ca to spread awareness about different types of recycling. It seems like the site has worked on me, because now I feel like I have to come through! This post isn’t much, but it’s a start.
So, batteries. Non-rechargeable batteries from your household items can (and should) be recycled! The same goes for rechargeable batteries that have lost their power after multiple charges (such as lithium, Ni-Cd, Ni-MH) from things such as cordless phones. Just keep an ongoing collection and drop it off once in a while. Here are some drop spots or sites to find drop spots in the Vancouver / Lower Mainland area.
-IKEA, near the exits!
-Call2Recycle, where you can search the database for places to drop off rechargeable batteries. London Drugs and The Source by Circuit City are the bigger chains in the database. And who better to be your “mascot” (well, he’s not really a spokesperson) then Al Borland
- Future Shop (thanks to Dee for the tip)
- Alternative disposal locations from the City of Vancouver, where you’ll find a list that includes many other items, such as propane tanks, tires, and computer equipment. For some items you have to pay to have them recycled (a government subsidy would be nice).
- If you’re in Delta, you can drop off your batteries at all recreation and leisure centres. More details here. Thanks to Robert for the tip.
Know of any other places in the Lower Mainland that will recycle batteries? Let me know!
Previously I made a post talking about using custom Google maps for useful community-based implementations. So… who’s going to use that to map out places to recycle batteries?