Battery Recycling! Now here’s a bit of info for you on what to do with these batteries that you know you shouldn’t be tossing into the trash.
Lookup a recycling center near you!
Earth911.org has given itself a really nice sprucing up and looks gorgeous.
Our batteries died in our cordless phone and I went out to buy new ones. Well I brought home the wrong kind. They’re expensive little suckers. Mrs. SF Daddy went out and just bought a new set of phones! (Not as great for the environment.) So now my errand of returning the wrong batteries is expanded to also collecting up the old phones and either recycling them, or finding a person who can REUSE them. Finding people is easy for us, but a great way to get rid of the ‘still usefull’ stuff you don’t need anymore is FreeCycle. People in your area will come to your house and take it from you. No money exchanges and it’s beautiful.
FreeCycle“Our mission is to build a worldwide gifting movement that reduces waste, saves precious resources & eases the burden on our landfills while enabling our members to benefit from the strength of a larger community.”
We’ve been trying to master composting. We have the leaf piles, a rotating barrel, AND a worm farm. The back yard isn’t messy because of these things, it’s still the kids’ toys and a real need for a good mow to blame for that.
We’re sending all the trash out to the recycling center, but it’s those #1’s that are getting refused. No.1: PETE (polyethylene terephthalate).