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    What to do with 3v Lithium Motherboard batteries?

    The title says it all. How do you guys get rid of these things?



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    I've always put them in with my Lion cellphone batteries. Never had any problems.
    Out of clutter, find simplicity. --Albert Einstein

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    They are nickle batteries....the little round ones. There is a buyer in the buyers section I believe.

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    Lithium button batteries like those on motherboards are non rechargeable. Therefore they are hazardous waste and cost money to dispose of properly. I would be interested in finding a buyer that takes them. I'm sure someday they will figure out a process to make money on them, but as far as I know that hasn't happened yet. Many from this forum are stockpiling until that day. I have a 10 gallon bucket full I would like to sell.

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    Oh yeah interstate battery will take any battery and recycle it for free, even the non rechargeable onesForgot about that. They only pay for lead acid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalEarthRecycling View Post
    Lithium button batteries like those on motherboards are non rechargeable. Therefore they are hazardous waste and cost money to dispose of properly. I would be interested in finding a buyer that takes them. I'm sure someday they will figure out a process to make money on them, but as far as I know that hasn't happened yet. Many from this forum are stockpiling until that day. I have a 10 gallon bucket full I would like to sell.
    Lithium Batteries: Lithium batteries are subdivided into the following categories:

    Lithium-manganese dioxide batteries are non-hazardous solid wastes;

    Lithium-sulfur dioxide batteries (single-cell) are non-hazardous solid wastes;

    Lithium-sulfur dioxide batteries (multi-cell) may be non-hazardous solid waste or characteristic hazardous wastes. If equipped with a Complete Discharge Device (CDD), the batteries are considered a non-hazardous solid waste after discharging. If not equipped with a CDD, multi-cell lithium-sulfur dioxide batteries are characteristic hazardous wastes due to ignitiability (D001) and reactivity (D003).
    Lithium-thionyl chloride batteries (multi-cell) are characteristic hazardous wastes. If these batteries have a CDD, after discharge, these batteries are a characteristic hazardous waste due to toxicity (chromium, D007). Batteries without a CDD are considered a characteristic hazardous waste due to toxicity (chromium D007), ignitability (D001), and reactivity (D003).

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    Not sure why I put nickle batteries as ananswer...doh! I meant most of these aare silver oxide and there are some buyers in the buyers section. Sorry for the confusion.

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    I give the batteries that still have a charge, pulled LEDs, and magnets from hard drives to the kids in the neighborhood, they make Throwies out of them.
    Then they bring them back when they are dead.
    LED Throwies

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    barta4 I had to thankyou for saying this I make and sell these for $1 or packs of 10 for $7 on ebay these are a fun and great way to sell these parts for way more than scrap value its amazing football games and parties I wish I wanted to spend more time making them cause I do up a batch of 50 or so and sell them out everytime tailgaters are the best for night games I do 4 for $10 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalEarthRecycling View Post
    I have a 10 gallon bucket full I would like to sell.
    I'm not sure I've ever seen a 10 gallon bucket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantoms001 View Post
    I'm not sure I've ever seen a 10 gallon bucket.


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    Save'm up for a rousing good game of twiddly winks? Or perhaps a round of Othello, when one side gets tired of being black or white..? Glue'm to the sidewalk an see how many people you can trick into bending over to pick it up thinking its a nickel or quarter? (No really, don't glue them to the sidewalk..)

    Sirscrapalot - Bonus bucket!


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    Way to go travistemple202020, makin' some $$ selling Throwies!

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    What to do with 3v Lithium Motherboard batteries?

    I have two Panther Vision hats from Lowes that I love. It's a baseball cap with LED lighting to help see when you're in a tight spot. Since these use the same size, I just use any power left in the batteries and turn them in to the local recycling when they are dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auminer View Post
    I've always put them in with my Lion cellphone batteries. Never had any problems.
    Do you get paid for the button batteries, or just free disposal?

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    I have a buyer of li ion but they are only about .90 pound.

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