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    How to recycle single use batteries?

    Who does it, is there a market? anyone have info. on this market. I have a rural customer with this question. Apparently W.M. is requiring a special use bin for trash customers and is charging for the service. What gives? Thanks in advance.



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    um yes but im surprised u didnt know this already. same as auto batteries

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    One hour photo places take the batteries out of one time use cameras. there is also a little circut board and wire in them. a guy took his apart for scrap i guess, and it sparked on him when he ripped out the stuff. He didnt take the battery out. I thought what a moron. As being a scrapper watching him in the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greytruck View Post
    One hour photo places take the batteries out of one time use cameras. there is also a little circut board and wire in them. a guy took his apart for scrap i guess, and it sparked on him when he ripped out the stuff. He didnt take the battery out. I thought what a moron. As being a scrapper watching him in the store.
    If it was a flash one time use camera they have a pretty powerful capacitator in them and that is probably what got him. You can hear the capacitor humm/whirr and charge up after you take a picture with one of them.

    My father is an HVAC tech and told me a story about how he learned the hard way not to store capacitators in the same pants pocket as a AA battery. He had replaced an old capacitator on a furnace and put the old one in his pocket after discharging it. About 3 hours later he got one hell of a shock right where you don't want to get a shock! He figures the loose AA battery in his pocket much have charged the capacitator somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjybjy View Post
    If it was a flash one time use camera they have a pretty powerful capacitator in them and that is probably what got him. You can hear the capacitor humm/whirr and charge up after you take a picture with one of them.

    My father is an HVAC tech and told me a story about how he learned the hard way not to store capacitators in the same pants pocket as a AA battery. He had replaced an old capacitator on a furnace and put the old one in his pocket after discharging it. About 3 hours later he got one hell of a shock right where you don't want to get a shock! He figures the loose AA battery in his pocket much have charged the capacitator somehow.
    I think your Dad thought he discharged the cap. but it still had a charge. There is no way a 1.5 volt battery could charge up a 240 volt cap enough to do any thing.
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    Your dad and Hoss have something in common! Whether they like it or not...lol

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    9 volt battery in the same pocket as your keys=pocket warmer, except more like a hot pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by injunjoe View Post
    I think your Dad thought he discharged the cap. but it still had a charge. There is no way a 1.5 volt battery could charge up a 240 volt cap enough to do any thing.
    I concur with injunjoe on this one. No way it was the double A.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoScrapper View Post
    Your dad and Hoss have something in common! Whether they like it or not...lol
    We should call that a shock in the Hoss zone or something!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBell View Post
    9 volt battery in the same pocket as your keys=pocket warmer, except more like a hot pocket.
    lmao!

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    Thanks for the info..I knew they were lead-acid, but oddly I have never dealt with them much as I hardly ever use anything with single use batteries. I have brought them to battery plus locations a couple of times. My local battery buyer wants car batteries ( I get the stink eye with motorcycle batteries), never asked about single use. My rural customer is wanting to avoid an $18/mo. fee for single use battery recycling that W.M. is demanding. I will accept them and find a more inclusive battery buyer. Still learning (slowly I'm afraid)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KZBell View Post
    9 volt battery in the same pocket as your keys=pocket warmer, except more like a hot pocket.
    Hoooot Pocket...(Jim Gafigan)

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    save up a few hundred pounds of them and just bring them in with the auto batteries. IN A BOX, usually even a hard ass will buy them then.

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    LOL @ Jim Gaffigan

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    I used to put my dry cell batterys in my oldschool Nicad battery charger for 10 mins & it would give them a boost.

    The akalines were best & I would stay around as they charged because they can get hot & burst/explode if left in there too long.


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