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Old Apr 19, 2001, 09:20 AM
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NiCad Disposal

As one who hates to waste, I hardly ever throw anything useable away, but I do have some old NiCad packs that don't cut it anymore and need to be discarded. I see notices on my newer packs that say "dispose of properly!" What exactly does that mean?

Who takes these things to their proper resting ground?

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Old Apr 19, 2001, 09:55 AM
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Take them to your local Radio Shack. They should take them and recycle them for you. DO NOT JUST THROW THEM IN THE GARBAGE
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Old Apr 19, 2001, 01:38 PM
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How about this for the most precise set of answers to a question. Gerald, I called the toll free number you listed and the recording said, "Radio Shack, Little River Shopping Center." Exactly 1.5 miles from my house.

Thanks, guys. You were both right on!

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Old Apr 19, 2001, 02:39 PM
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I think there may be some legal obligation that anyone selling these chemically nasty little things have to take them back when they're of no use anymore. Seems logical, and applies to most lead-acid battery places that I know of too.
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Old Apr 19, 2001, 04:54 PM
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Gary,

Here in the UK, most of the Waste Disposal sites run by my local authority have, not only a bottle bank, used-oil bank, clothes bank, paper bank, etc., but a battery bank too.

Which of course is no earthly use to you at all. What triggered this post is my noticing your location- Annandale. Wasn't there a 70's song which mentioned the 'Wolverine up to Annandale'?

50 points and a gold star to anyone who can supply the song & artist!

tim

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Old Apr 19, 2001, 05:09 PM
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Around here both R/Shack and Ace Hardware are dropoff sites....
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Old Apr 19, 2001, 05:17 PM
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Old Apr 20, 2001, 12:41 AM
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I believe that most brand labelled NiCd cells have a toll-free telephone number you can call for help in disposal. 1-800-822-8837

The automated help-line can tell you where a nearby recycling drop-off location is based on your zip code.
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Old Apr 20, 2001, 06:15 AM
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Pete,

Shiny star to you, major dude!

Gary,

Many apologies for the digression; one of those late night things.....

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by GaryK
I....have some old NiCad packs that don't cut it anymore ....
Who takes these things to their proper resting ground?

Gary
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Old Jun 27, 2004, 05:22 PM
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It's very scary when a 3-year old thread climbs out from it's pit............

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Old Jun 27, 2004, 05:36 PM
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But strangely, you still look just the same Tim
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 11:26 AM
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It's very scary when a 3-year old thread climbs out from it's pit............
Yeah, Tim, but wouldn't it make a great movie? I can see the catchy title now: Return of the Living Thread!
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Old Jun 28, 2004, 11:51 AM
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Seriously - how the heck do you find this stuff?

More to the point - why?

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Old Jun 28, 2004, 11:59 AM
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Seriously - how the heck do you find this stuff?
How? Actually I was reading another thread and I wanted to leave the RCgroups site and go somewhere else. I have honed my touch typing skills to such a level high of expertise that I can type without looking at the keyboard, or the screen . I typed what I thought was www.aircraft-world.com, but when I looked up, this thread was staring me in the face.

I have no idea how it happened, and I'm beginning to wish it hadn't
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