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junetoo
13-10-2008, 12:15 AM
Hello guys,

Help! I have lots of AA, AAA, 9V used batteries and I dunno how/where to dispose them safely?
May I know how you guys deal with those batteries? :eek: not in the rubbish bin I hope...? :o

(I posted this issue before, but problem not solve yet)

Thanks & Regards,
J

bslee
13-10-2008, 12:27 AM
I'm thinking the problem is not with us, the consumer, but at the main disposal site. Most of these hazardous items land there and what happens there is anyone's guess. Another one of gahmen's failure or denial addressing enviromental issues.

Firefly
13-10-2008, 09:08 AM
I bring mine to midvalley and dump them into the recycling box. Not sure if there are any other collection center for used batteries.

fRaNkY
13-10-2008, 11:18 AM
I bring mine to midvalley and dump them into the recycling box. Not sure if there are any other collection center for used batteries.

Thats a GOOD idea.... :D

junetoo. Problem solved.

Firefly
13-10-2008, 12:00 PM
That depends on what they finally do or how they dispose of them used/depleted batteries..If they just add it to the dump pile, it's no better that doing it yourselves.

But then the conscience is on them.. We have done our part.

FineTuned
13-10-2008, 12:53 PM
I vaguely remember Canon Malaysia once put a used battery collection box along the road in front of the SS15 Post Office/Metropolitan College. Anyone knows whether it's still there?

AllUrban
13-10-2008, 02:07 PM
I vaguely remember Canon Malaysia once put a used battery collection box along the road in front of the SS15 Post Office/Metropolitan College. Anyone knows whether it's still there?that was for toner and print cartridges. They got the bins from the west (I used to see the same style of bins in Toronto).

They are no longer there. I think they were actually illegal anyways.

Cheers, m

firefox
13-10-2008, 03:03 PM
Can anyone tell me whats wrong in disposing batteries in the dustbin, what about the other forms of toxic waste, especially chemical factory waste disposed in the dustbins,rivers,lakes and in the sea compared to these batteries? :confused:

FineTuned
13-10-2008, 08:18 PM
that was for toner and print cartridges.
They are no longer there.

O gosh, my memory of it is so vague that I got it wrong. Thanks, AllUrban, for clearing that up.

EricK
14-10-2008, 11:05 AM
Can anyone tell me whats wrong in disposing batteries in the dustbin, what about the other forms of toxic waste, especially chemical factory waste disposed in the dustbins,rivers,lakes and in the sea compared to these batteries? :confused:

two wrongs does not make a right
:rolleyes:

Mayang
14-10-2008, 01:06 PM
I have collected quite a no. of used batteries too. Waiting to find a suitable place to dispose off.

sarawakian
14-10-2008, 03:11 PM
True..where do we dispose of them? The same with old computer parts?

junetoo
14-10-2008, 11:31 PM
The last time I checked, there was no more used battery dispose box at Midvalley neither at Sungei Wang where they used to have.
Shouldn't those big brand who produces these batteries come out with a better solutions?
sad!

I know Nokia is collecting back used batteries, but ONLY used Handphone Batteries.

AllUrban
15-10-2008, 10:50 AM
Hello guys,

Help! I have lots of AA, AAA, 9V used batteries and I dunno how/where to dispose them safely?
May I know how you guys deal with those batteries? :eek: not in the rubbish bin I hope...? :o

(I posted this issue before, but problem not solve yet)

Thanks & Regards,
JTaylor's is having a computer hardware and battery recycling activity as part of Green Week. I asked and was told that they will accept disposable batteries as well.

Cheers, m


Current local, state and federal regulations prohibit the disposal of computer electronics through traditional methods. Computers and monitors contain hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and hexavalent chromium. Regardless of the size and brand, computer monitors contain up to five pounds of lead.

When improperly discarded, electronic waste poses a threat to both public health and environment. By recycling, you can help keep hazardous materials out of our air, land and water. T-POT Computer Sdn. Bhd. is a computer “recycler” that is committed in fulfilling Malaysia’s monitor disposal and computer disposal needs.

Thus, in conjunction with the Green Week 2008 this week, several booths, comprising of our list of sponsors and alike will be available at the TBS Ground Floor from the 15th – 17th Oct 2008.
Thanks to one of our contributors/participants for this event, T-Pot Computers, the Computer Recyclist, a company which not only recycle all computer products (CD Rom, hard drive, scanners, electronic boards, power supply, processor, keyboard, mouse, cables, connectivity) but also all recyclable machinery equipment( handphone’s used battery,etc).

[from m: I have been told that they will accept disposable-type batteries as well]

On behalf of the Green Week 2008 Committee, we would appreciate it very much if you could spread the word around to our students to pay a visit to the booths available at the TBS Ground Floor, from 10a.m. – 3p.m. from 15th- 17th Oct 2008.They can exchange the recyclable products with cash/vouchers.

sarawakian
15-10-2008, 11:51 AM
that's good! perhaps taylor's wanna also do similar in shopping centres too!

EricK
15-10-2008, 02:11 PM
Just want to point out that to reduce batteries to dispose of, rechargeable batteries are one options...

AllUrban
15-10-2008, 06:12 PM
Just want to point out that to reduce batteries to dispose of, rechargeable batteries are one options...quite true, and the quality of rechargables has improved a lot....

but many people are not interested to pay the financial outlay. The same thing with the decorative compact fluorescent bulbs (which are also a hazard that must be recycled, unlike the incandescent bulbs).

Compact fluorescents are expensive initially but they last longer...but if they break (and they do break) then your investment is lost. And if you intend to move house you lose the investment unless you bring them along.....>

But Im happy to say that I am phasing out incandescent bulbs and almost everything "disposable." I thought to stop shaving or just use the electric shaver only but sadly that isnt allowed :p So I still use some disposable razors but 1 pack has lasted me 6 months :p

Cheers, m

junetoo
17-10-2008, 03:21 PM
That's Great!!!
Dear AllUrban could you please keep us updated if there is more this kind of Green campaign in the future? :D

ginaphan
17-10-2008, 07:55 PM
but many people are not interested to pay the financial outlay.

Not only that. They are just plain lazy to do it. They don't think it is important at all. Sadly, some of my good friends and relatives fall in this category. Whenever I tell them about recycling, they just roll their eyes or just say "Too much trouble"

Wah, even separating & putting plastic and glass outside the house for the garbarge collectors is too much trouble. Don't even have to drive anywhere. And it's the maid that is doing it, not them but they still won't instruct the maid.

The thing is they just don't think it's important as they don't see the impact it has in their lives.

Sadly, these are the people that require legislation and bylaws to recycle. i.e. they are not motivated by rewards. They will only do it, if they get fined for not doing it.

ginaphan
23-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Sent an email to this company but until now, no response.
:-(

Firefly
24-10-2008, 10:32 AM
Not only that. They are just plain lazy to do it. They don't think it is important at all. Sadly, some of my good friends and relatives fall in this category. Whenever I tell them about recycling, they just roll their eyes or just say "Too much trouble"

Wah, even separating & putting plastic and glass outside the house for the garbarge collectors is too much trouble. Don't even have to drive anywhere. And it's the maid that is doing it, not them but they still won't instruct the maid.

The thing is they just don't think it's important as they don't see the impact it has in their lives.

Sadly, these are the people that require legislation and bylaws to recycle. i.e. they are not motivated by rewards. They will only do it, if they get fined for not doing it.

I instructed my maid..3 years now..still all in one bag!!! She say..garbage collector just stuff everything together..why waste plastic bags :eek:

ginaphan
24-10-2008, 10:41 AM
Wah, you certainly have very little recyclables for 3 years. Can fit in a bag.

I won't believe everything my maid tells me. It's easy to verify: The next time you see the garbage truck, see if they have the recylables hanging OUTSIDE the truck.

But if it's true what your maid said, then I guess you will have to drive to a recycling centre. :-(

AllUrban
24-10-2008, 11:09 AM
over where I live, they have 3 large recycling bins, down near the garbage area. Residents have to walk/drive down the hill to bring their recyclables.

Alam Flora offered more bins for free...which could have been placed further up the hill...this would probably encourage more people to recycle

But the management rejected it...they need to keep the recycling down by the garbage area for 2 reasons.

1) people dont want big recycle bins near their homes.
2) we need to have security nearby or people will steal the recyclables

no joke, that is what i was told.

Cheers, m

ginaphan
24-10-2008, 11:20 AM
I can believe that (people steel recyclables). There's money in them garbage. That's why I don't believe your garbage collectors do not need that extra income. The recycling bosses may not look it but they are millionaires.

AllUrban
24-10-2008, 03:10 PM
I can believe that (people steel recyclables). There's money in them garbage. That's why I don't believe your garbage collectors do not need that extra income. The recycling bosses may not look it but they are millionaires.yeah, people steal recyclables but m will freely give them away.

In this case, m is talking about an apartment community built on a hillside with only one entrance/exit that is guarded...and the only place that they could put recycling bins would be in an open area surrounded on all sides by houses.

If you wanted to steal the recyclables, everyone would see you, even in the dead of night...

and the corporation only makes about RM50-100 per month in recyclables ... it seems like it would hardly be worth the effort to steal the recyclables

Cheers, m

ginaphan
24-10-2008, 07:59 PM
Not the corporation. It's the big scrap bosses. They export by tonnes.