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junetoo
20-03-2007, 02:11 PM
Hello,

I've read a lot about how used AA, AAA battery can harm the environment if it was not disposed properly... :o Does anyone have knowledge on how to dispose them in a proper way? OUR www.kitarsemula.com was just a dead link... :(

Protect Mother Nature

bslee
20-03-2007, 02:20 PM
We can all do our part..But what about the bigger picture...I'm wondering how the contractors are disposing daily waste, regardless whether commercial and domestic waste.

I'm quite certain they're dumping any old how..in alloted waste land areas..doesn't matter..since hardly anyone is worried or irritated about it. This country got a long way to go in achieving proper standards..just the other day..DPM was grumbling about the high cost of incinerators...itu mahu..tapi tak mampu bayar!..tapi lain lain boleh beli..NO problem!..

USJ27Resident
20-03-2007, 02:23 PM
Go to the Sony Malaysia HQ in Bandar Utama. They have a bin at the drive-in Service Center where you can dispose of your used batteries. I do that whenever I head for 1U... cheers.

coleslaw
20-03-2007, 02:26 PM
would suggest if you use up alot of batteries, best get rechargeable so less wastage and save cost in the long run.

junetoo
20-03-2007, 02:26 PM
Go to the Sony Malaysia HQ in Bandar Utama. They have a bin at the drive-in Service Center where you can dispose of your used batteries. I do that whenever I head for 1U... cheers.


Wow~ Thanks for sharing...
Where is the place?Not very familiar Is it near to One Utama shopping complex?

junetoo
20-03-2007, 02:27 PM
would suggest if you use up alot of batteries, best get rechargeable so less wastage and save cost in the long run.

I used rechargeble also, but those batteries have shorter life compare to non-rechargeble, and each time the charging take 15 hours....

fRaNkY
20-03-2007, 02:40 PM
There is one at MidValley P1 and one at bangsar (outside a shop near Jalan Telawi Dominos)

Even rechargable have to dicharge before recharge or use it until... blank... either NiCD NiMH or Lithium have "memory effect".... I use a lot for my cameras..

BTW, Sony informed that they have moved to MidValley2 ... recently

USJ27Resident
20-03-2007, 02:41 PM
Wow~ Thanks for sharing...
Where is the place?Not very familiar Is it near to One Utama shopping complex?

It is after the Damansara exit off the NKVE...

if you're coming from the the NKVE, you have to drive down towards Damansara Jaya, make a U-turn under the flyover and head back toward the overhead bridge linking Bandar Utama... after the second lights, turn left... SONY HQ is there...

... or PM me your number - I'll pick up your used batteries whenever I head there.

Alternatively...
GP BATTERY MARKETING (MALAYSIA) SDN. BHD.
Lot 8, Jalan Pemberita U1/49,
Temasya Industrial Park,
40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 3 5569 3499
Fax: (60) 3 5569 3498
~but I don't go there, not used to Shah Alam Area

USJ27Resident
20-03-2007, 02:44 PM
Frankly is right... seems they've moved to MidValley since I last dropped of the used batteries... :(

Address-
B-G-2 Ground Floor, Northpoint,
Mid Valley City
No.1, Medan Syed Putra Utara,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Workshop:
8th Floor, Block B, Northpoint,
Mid Valley City, No 1,
Medan Syed Putra Utara,
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: Service & Outdoor: 1300-88-1233, Spare Parts: 032295 0523
Fax: Service & Outdoor: 03-2295 0532, Spare Parts: 03-2295 0531

junetoo
20-03-2007, 02:56 PM
wow~ thats really cool & convenient...guess i will bring used battery whenever i head to midvalley.
Thanks everybody!~ :)

USJ27Resident
20-03-2007, 03:25 PM
June, your thread goes to show how many people are actually bothered on how they dispose of their (potentially) toxic waste. I think most of us would conveniently just bin the used batteries in the house waste-bin to be later disposed in a LANDFILL! Imagine the amount of toxins slowly seeping into the water systems :(

We are slowly but surely, poisoning our kids future.... :o

Original DVD
20-03-2007, 04:15 PM
Admin note -
The attached video has nothing to do with battery disposal, hence deleted

coleslaw
20-03-2007, 04:19 PM
dvd,
video is in poor taste. please remove it..

hhtee
20-03-2007, 04:25 PM
since you guys are environmentally concious, perhaps consider using recharge-able batteries next time.

USJ27Resident
20-03-2007, 04:29 PM
since you guys are environmentally concious, perhaps consider using recharge-able batteries next time.

Yes... anyone wants Rechargable Ni-Mh batteries, I can get them from Taipei, cheaper than here... PM me.

GPs = AA (2300mAh) or AAA (850mAh)for only NT$99 per blister pack. or about RM11.00 per blister pack of two's...

fRaNkY
20-03-2007, 05:03 PM
Towkay2 out there...

Anyone wanna sponsor a bin for recycling batteries?

zassy
20-03-2007, 06:25 PM
I usually frequent this key/shoe repair place in Mydin USJ (they have one outlet in Summit as well), and on top of their counter i saw a container full of used batteries. I've never really asked them what's it for but very likely it's for recycling.
The shop is located facing the carpark (if i am not mistaken its the one closest to the entrance).

dryyyap
20-03-2007, 07:31 PM
So zassy, perhaps you can find out for us USJ folk as this (Mydin) would be an ideal location for us to drop off those batteries. I've been thinking about this for a long time and am so glad someone asked this question. I knew about the Sony place but it's a tad too inconvenient for me to frequent that location. Does the Summit branch have a similar service?

kwchang
21-03-2007, 12:04 AM
Go to the Sony Malaysia HQ in Bandar Utama. They have a bin at the drive-in Service Center where you can dispose of your used batteries. I do that whenever I head for 1U... cheers.

Just to reiterate, usj27resident realised that the location of Sony HQ had been shifted to MidValley. He provided the new address at post #9. He did not retract this post hence I am making a correction before people go looking at the wrong place.

joker2107
21-03-2007, 12:41 AM
thanks for this thread. i always had strong opposition against my rare habit of collecting unwanted dry cell batteries. but that i did for umpteen years until i decided private storage was in short supply. i brought the whole load of them to 1u last xmastide cos i remebered they had such a collection bin. unfortunately they have discontinued it supposedly due to poor collection and support form the ultimate collectors. none the less, i was advised to leave my load with their store on the understanding that they will call the collectors to pick them up on adhoc basis. i still have lingering doubts if they have kept their word to me. next time, its mv for me. thanks again, usj27resident.

fRaNkY
21-03-2007, 09:29 AM
aiyah! no one thank me ar? If i hv not pointed... everyone still go to 1utama :D hehehe

Firefly
22-03-2007, 10:10 AM
I use to drop off all of the batteries at Mid Valley recycling center. It's on the lower carpark level at where you rent the kiddie push cars. My workplace use a lot of G13 and AAAs. I collect them all in a box and drop it of whenever it's full.

mimosa
23-03-2007, 10:31 AM
Yes... anyone wants Rechargable Ni-Mh batteries, I can get them from Taipei, cheaper than here... PM me.

GPs = AA (2300mAh) or AAA (850mAh)for only NT$99 per blister pack. or about RM11.00 per blister pack of two's...
Hmm... do you have a charger to go with those batteries?

USJ27Resident
23-03-2007, 10:59 PM
Hmm... do you have a charger to go with those batteries?

Nope... just batteries dude... Most people oredi have chargers if they use rechargeable batts. But if you don't have - I can check out the prices for you ... :p

mimosa
24-03-2007, 01:47 AM
Ok thank you. But just to clarify, GPs means the GP brand?

I have an old GP charger for some 1600mAh GP batts that I hardly use coz the charging time is really long - I think is more than 12 hours for 2. If the 2300mAh fits, wow, how long its going to take to charge? :eek:

Sorry for side-tracking from the thread topic. :o

Firefly
24-03-2007, 08:44 AM
12 hours for 1600mha...then 2400mha = 24hours!!!! eek!!! better get new chargers.

Sugarfree
24-03-2007, 09:12 AM
...DPM was grumbling about the high cost of incinerators...itu mahu..tapi tak mampu bayar!..tapi lain lain boleh beli..NO problem!..Not to mention wasting precious tax payers' money sending people to space to make teh-tarik. :mad: What's happening here? :rolleyes:

willi
24-03-2007, 09:26 PM
.... I have an old GP charger for some 1600mAh GP batts that I hardly use coz the charging time is really long - I think is more than 12 hours for 2. If the 2300mAh fits, wow, how long its going to take to charge? :eek:

Sorry for side-tracking from the thread topic. :o

Hi guys. In the market, the fastest charger is half hour. Average premium charger takes 4 to 5 hours. They can take high capacity batteries, ie. 2700 mah

While a slow charger will take approx 16 hours (for low capacity batteries eg. 1600 mah)

Among the popular approved brands (ie. with Sirim) are GP Batteries, Energizer, Panasonic. Other brands, not sure ??? :rolleyes:

You can get them at Parkson, Carrefour, Jusco etc :) :)

kkearthling
25-03-2007, 01:06 AM
Other than Sony recycling centres (MidValley, etc),
Nokia also provides many recycling terminals such as 1stflr SPyramid, 2ndflr 1Utama, Grdflr Menara Maxis KLCC. Full details pls refer:
http://www.nokia.com.my/nokia/0,,56217,00.html

While at HP (Menara HP, Damansara Heights) last year, I asked the staffs there whether I cld dispose notebook batt there, they said I might leave the used batt in the bins there but they were not sure whether the batt will be disposed of properly...

So far only Sony and Nokia are committed in terms of providing the terminals for public to dispose of used battery, mobile phone, etc.