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Disposal of used batteries

by Decorah @, La Ropa, Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:42 (16 days ago)
edited by Decorah, Monday, January 23, 2023, 13:50

Is there a place to safely dispose of used hearing aid batteries? I know Capaz has a container for AA/AAA batteries but don’t recall seeing hearing aid batteries in the container.

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Disposal of used batteries

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, January 23, 2023, 14:02 (16 days ago) @ Decorah

Is there a place to safely dispose of used hearing aid batteries? I know Capaz has a container for AA/AAA batteries but don’t recall seeing hearing aid batteries in the container.

The Bomberos are supposed to receive used batteries, and I believe someone also receives them at the Saturday morning Eco-Tianguis "Sanka" across the street from the museum.

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Disposal of used batteries

by Decorah @, La Ropa, Monday, January 23, 2023, 14:45 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Gracias. I was going to check there this next Saturday.

Disposal of used batteries

by Dougschuler @, Denver, Monday, January 23, 2023, 19:02 (16 days ago) @ Decorah

I tried to recycle mine in the States and have been told that hearing aid batteries can’t be recycled and landfill is only thing available

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by Quadra Paul @, Monday, January 23, 2023, 21:40 (16 days ago) @ Dougschuler

It's my understanding they are recycled in Canada

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by Skink, Tuesday, January 24, 2023, 19:34 (15 days ago) @ Quadra Paul

You're correct Paul..they are accepted for recycling, at least in BC. My wife used to work at Kelowna Regional District (waste reduction) and she set up the program.

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by Quadra Paul @, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 12:39 (14 days ago) @ Skink

I just take them back to my Hearing Aid provider and they recycle them. Way better than putting them in a landfill!

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by bob/medhat @, medicine hat, alberta, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 12:50 (14 days ago) @ Skink

At Home Depots here in Alberta.

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by Decorah @, La Ropa, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 15:17 (14 days ago) @ bob/medhat

Thank you all for your replies.
Looking for safe disposal in Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa area only

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Disposal of used batteries

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 20:58 (14 days ago) @ Decorah

Is there a place to safely dispose of used hearing aid batteries? I know Capaz has a container for AA/AAA batteries but don’t recall seeing hearing aid batteries in the container.

I forgot that CAPAZ also accepts used batteries for proper disposal. They also accept used domestic oil.