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Recycling Batteries

Message #1 - Posted 2006/03/26 - X Kyle M Thompson

I have finally found a replacement battery on eBay to fit my budget - a not quite year old one for GBP20, so my 30 month old one - that now holds about 30 mins of charge - can go.

I intend to whip off the foot in case of requiring a spare in the future, is there anything else salvagable - like the flashing lights for the battery status?

Is there an appropriate place in Bristol where I should take the battery to be properly disposed of?

kt.

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I said 'Why?'
He said 'My dog's died.'

Message #2 - Posted 2006/03/26 - Margolotta

On Sun, 26 Mar 2006 22:26:19 +0000, X Kyle M Thompson wrote (in a previous article):

I have finally found a replacement battery on eBay to fit my budget - a not quite year old one for GBP20, so my 30 month old one - that now holds about 30 mins of charge - can go.

I intend to whip off the foot in case of requiring a spare in the future, is there anything else salvagable - like the flashing lights for the battery status?

Is there an appropriate place in Bristol where I should take the battery to be properly disposed of?

kt.

Most local council tips should have a place for the proper disposal of dead batteries (I know that my local one does, so I would imagine that others would too). I would suggest calling your local council and asking the refuse dept for advice.

Sarah

Message #3 - Posted 2006/03/27 - Matthew Sylvester

"X Kyle M Thompson" <kyle.thompson@gmail.com> wrote in message news:Pine.OSX.4.58.0603262322500.340@kylet.co.uk...

Is there an appropriate place in Bristol where I should take the battery to be properly disposed of?

Batteries can go in the normal black recycling boxes supplied by Bristol City Council.

Message #4 - Posted 2006/03/27 - David Kennedy

On 26/3/06 11:26 pm, X Kyle M Thompson wrote:

I have finally found a replacement battery on eBay to fit my budget - a not quite year old one for GBP20, so my 30 month old one - that now holds about 30 mins of charge - can go.

I intend to whip off the foot in case of requiring a spare in the future, is there anything else salvagable - like the flashing lights for the battery status?

Is there an appropriate place in Bristol where I should take the battery to be properly disposed of?

You could always open it and refurbish it as a spare... If it doesn't work then dispose of it with minimal loss.

Message #5 - Posted 2006/03/27 - X Kyle M Thompson

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Matthew Sylvester wrote:

"X Kyle M Thompson" <kyle.thompson@gmail.com> wrote in message news:Pine.OSX.4.58.0603262322500.340@kylet.co.uk...

Is there an appropriate place in Bristol where I should take the battery to be properly disposed of?

Batteries can go in the normal black recycling boxes supplied by Bristol City Council.

No sign of those here - do I have to ask for them?

kt.

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Message #6 - Posted 2006/03/27 - Matthew Sylvester

X Kyle M Thompson wrote:

Batteries can go in the normal black recycling boxes supplied by Bristol City Council.

No sign of those here - do I have to ask for them?

Every household should have one. If yours has gone walkabout you can request one here:
<http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/ccm/content/Environment-Planning/Rubbish -waste-and-recycling/recycling-your-black-box.en?page=4#internalSection4

Message #7 - Posted 2006/03/27 - Ben Shimmin

Margolotta <naggingdoubt@thebackofyourmind.invalid>:

[...]

Most local council tips should have a place for the proper disposal of dead batteries (I know that my local one does, so I would imagine that others would too). I would suggest calling your local council and asking the refuse dept for advice.

This sounds like one of Kyle's .signature quotes.

`So I rang my local council and asked to speak to the refuse department. I got put through and the guy I spoke to said, `No,' and hung up.'

b.

<bas@bas.me.uk> <URL:http://bas.me.uk/> `A simopath -- the technical term for this disorder escapes me -- is a citizen convinced he is an ape or other simian. It is a disorder peculiar to the army, and discharge cures it.' -- William S. Burroughs, _Naked Lunch_

Message #8 - Posted 2006/03/28 - X Kyle M Thompson

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Matthew Sylvester wrote:

X Kyle M Thompson wrote:

Batteries can go in the normal black recycling boxes supplied by Bristol City Council.

No sign of those here - do I have to ask for them?

Every household should have one. If yours has gone walkabout you can request one here:
<http://www.bristol-city.gov.uk/ccm/content/Environment-Planning/Rubbish -waste-and-recycling/recycling-your-black-box.en?page=4#internalSection4>

Thanks, I have ordered one - we shall see if it goes missing before I even get to use it!

kt.

So I got home, and the phone was ringing.
I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'

Message #9 - Posted 2006/03/28 - X Kyle M Thompson

On Mon, 27 Mar 2006, Ben Shimmin wrote:

Margolotta <naggingdoubt@thebackofyourmind.invalid>:

[...]

Most local council tips should have a place for the proper disposal of dead batteries (I know that my local one does, so I would imagine that others would too). I would suggest calling your local council and asking the refuse dept for advice.

This sounds like one of Kyle's .signature quotes.

`So I rang my local council and asked to speak to the refuse department. I got put through and the guy I spoke to said, `No,' and hung up.'

I once asked a friend if I could have first refusal on his old car stereo, so when he came to sell it I said, "No". We laughed.

kt.

So I got home, and the phone was ringing.
I picked it up, and said 'Who's speaking please?' And a voice said 'You are.'

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