Recycle your household batteries!
After making the pledge to spread awareness about different types of recycling, I made some progress by making a post on my blog. I've pasted it below:
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
-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).
Know of any other places in the Lower Mainland that will recycle batteries?