Why Can’t You Throw Away Batteries?

Why Can’t You Throw Away Batteries?

You should never throw away dead batteries, and this is why!

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Battery Facts
http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/batteries/
“Batteries come in many shapes and sizes. Some are as small as a button. Others can be as big as a brick.”

Wastes Banned From the Trash
http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/HomeHazWaste/info/
“Many common products that we use in our daily lives contain potentially hazardous ingredients and require special care when disposed of. It is illegal to dispose of hazardous waste in the garbage, down storm drains, or onto the ground.”

How do rechargeable (that is, zinc-alkaline or nickel-cadmium) batteries work and what makes the reactions reversible in some batteries, but not in others?
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-rechargeable-that/

How do batteries work?
http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/projects/vss/docs/power/2-how-do-batteries-work.html
“Electricity, as you probably already know, is the flow of electrons through a conductive path like a wire. This path is called a circuit.”
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50 Comments

  1. Efflorescentey on August 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    "To find out how to recycle batteries ask your local government." Um no they can’t even do their own jobs let alone someone else’s! Go ask your local battery or electronics shop. They always know and chances are they’ll dispose of your batteries for you

  2. Weather Tracker on August 8, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    donate them to the king of random
    he’s gonna love messing around with dead batteries

  3. commenty commenter on August 8, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    they’re actually considered safe to throw away, but i wish we recycled everything. the mindset that anything on this planet is "disposable" is ridiculous. most everything we throw out degrades incredibly slowly. i wish more people understood that.

  4. chris12carp on August 8, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Skip to 1:40 for answer

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  6. Salty Methods on August 8, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    Bullshit. This is a bullshit video. I can almost guarantee they do not recycle much of these batteries at all.

  7. DownTown on August 8, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    there is no lead in normal alkaline batteries. your speaking of lead acid batteries as in cars. stop posting less its true.. your not a news station.

  8. savagedragon79 on August 8, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    My cities recycling service doesn’t even take glass.

  9. Starduster Technologies on August 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Anode contains +charge
    And cathode contains-charge

  10. Darryl Jordan on August 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    where do I take them to?

  11. Random Videos on August 8, 2021 at 9:44 pm

    Battery acid is turned into water 😐

  12. Charles Samuel Penn on August 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    Holy Moly – She is sooooooooo HOT!

  13. James Donohoe on August 8, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    (Throws away battery) Reality can be anything I want.

  14. EAE on August 8, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve never not thrown away batteries

  15. Amazing Supergirl on August 8, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    How come nobody will say where to take old batteries? I think only a manufacturer may accept them. Regular city trash isn’t going to break them down like she said in the video.

  16. Daniel Santana on August 8, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I have so many used batteries with me that I had to move to an apartment with one more room just to store them.

  17. jsjsjjsjs and information tech on August 8, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Coolll

  18. Frothy Walrus on August 8, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    I didn’t know you couldn’t. Been doing it for years…

  19. Least Trending on August 8, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Double d news

  20. Rashid Ahmadov on August 8, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    So I have the head of my circuit and when I pulled it out the circuit fell out of it so what should I do ?

  21. kashewz on August 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Unfortunately it costs more to recycle a battery than to build a new one with new materials, so many facilities do not accept batteries for recycling.

  22. Tommy Drone Tech on August 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I totally understand how batteries feel because I’m rarely ever included in things either.👁

  23. Lucas B on August 8, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve been wondering about this. Thanks!!

  24. Josh Scheetz on August 8, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Hmmmmmm well since the federal government made it illegal to have mercury in those AA batteries they said it’s ok to throw them away because the new batteries have nothing to really salvage and aren’t even as close to as bad as before. I wish people would at least look into it. Yes it’s still bad for the environment but so is your car, your house and everything in that house so if you want to make a difference change the way people live or remove us from this planet and live on a planet without life. Moron I hope you get off YouTube or learn yo shit

  25. pandarama67 on August 8, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    Bullshit! The fact we have recycling bins for something so small and stupid like batteries is because some stupid useless politicians wanted to make it look like they were doing their job and mandating that we have them. Just throw them in the garbage.

  26. Public Public on August 8, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    1:36 the farmers are continually putting mineral nitrates onto and into the soil from which food is grown and the result is a continuous supply of toxic heavy metals in the food chain and water supply. Nothing is done about that and that is happening on a much wider scale than disposable batteries being dumped.

  27. Private Factory on August 8, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Anode is "+"-ve Cathode is "-"-ve

  28. John Chrīstopher Mīller on August 8, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Recycling is a sham the landfills are already toxic. And they go through your garbage and pick up recycling anyway. Which they only reuse 10% of everything we recycle. At my house we used to have recycling every week and I was the king of recycling everything that was recyclable but then they changed it to every other week and there is no way I am hanging on to everything for a bi-weekly semi Purge what only fits in a recycling caddy that they Supply. So I fill up the caddy and all the other recyclables go in the garbage and I am okay with that because the whole garbage situation stinks and there’s nothing you can do.

  29. Ruben Whitter on August 8, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Cool but you speak too fast

  30. brickwal92tt on August 8, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    So this almost 3 minute video is to simply say "it’s bad for the environment"? No explanations of why and what happens if you did? What a waste! I’ll continue collecting our dead batteries and cashing them in at the scrap yard!

  31. jorgepetrucci on August 8, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Can I just throw them to my blue recycle bin?

  32. Julia L on August 8, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    This bitch keeps yapping but still never said how to throw away batteries properly and where and when. well.. that’s a waste of time…

  33. relentlessmadman on August 8, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    do you have any Idea how annoying it is to listen to someone read, really fast!

  34. ComputeTHIS on August 8, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    What do you do with exploaded corroded batteries

  35. colliecandle on August 8, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    This ‘green’ hype is a CON !
     Just like the idiotic ‘globe earth’ you have revolving in this video !

  36. utsav tailang on August 8, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    How to properly dispose off battery anyway 🔋

  37. Gym Zilla on August 8, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Didn’t really see that big of a reason not to just throw them away.

  38. emma on August 8, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Crap..umm I threw away tons of batterys before watching this.. CRAP!!!
    *dives in trash can and gets all the batterys*

  39. F2LMIKΞY on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    You just gave me a reason to throw them away

  40. Tim Hargraves on August 8, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    You are a TOTAL FOOL thinking 99% of the population doesn’t throw away batteries in the trash.

  41. Least Trending on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I think your more like a c then a d

  42. Arturo Torres on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Where I live I don’t have anywhere to dispose my batteries, I have to keep them till the day I die:(

  43. Jesus on August 8, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Skip to 1:35 if you already know how batteries and circuits work or just want to know the answer.

  44. Anaconda eunectes on August 8, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    When they start picking up batteries with the curbside recycling, I will recycle. Until then, I’m putting them in the garbage. I’m not paying a ton of cab fare to take four ot five batteries to some far off recycling center!

  45. Alex T on August 8, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    You don’t look too happy. Glad you’re on your own doing the rocket thing now.

  46. C Rod on August 8, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    oh, thats why

  47. engineer gaming on August 8, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    You’ve got cathodes and anodes wrong, since anodes are positive (anions, which are negative, flow towards them) and cathodes are negative (cations, which are positive, also flow towards them).

  48. Fourksy on August 8, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    So I have to smash my batteries with a hammer and then incinerate them? yeah I own those things…

  49. Extra Terrestrial on August 8, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Are electrodes lost by the application along the circuit say the lightbulb? Or are they all really just balanced within the circuit, in other words fully restored at the cathode+? can someone shedsome light on thi. . .

  50. Toothless Thedragon on August 8, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I keep mine in a plastic jar until it’s full then take them to recycle place

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