The battery is an element containing different metals in its composition, such as mercury in button batteries, alkaline … or cadmium rechargeable batteries and also other metals disturbing such as manganese, nickel and zinc.
Therefore, although not all batteries are equal or equally dangerous, any battery having high metal concentration must be considered as hazardous waste.
The batteries provide us with the use of many of the equipment we need in our daily lives, but once sold out, if we discard the rest of the waste will end up in landfills or incinerators.
At the time of get rid of them the smart choice is to deposit used batteries in places for collection and require recycling agencies. There is a designated collection point. Try to find out in your city which sets out the batteries.
United States: Here I give you a link where you know where the area to leave them.
Mexico: The Mexican government through the National Institute of Ecology (INE) and SEMARNAT have set up recycling programs that seek to collect the batteries to dispose of them according to their materials carry risks
Uruguay: this one of the first of nine countries “greener” in the world, and “more concerned about their environment and the welfare of its population,” according to a ranking by the prestigious publication Reader’s Digest. http://quehacemosconlaspilas.wordpress.com/
Argentina: Government of the City of Buenos Aires started a campaign to collect used batteries. This initiative will allow the locals to deposit this waste in special containers located throughout the Department of Management and Citizenship ( CGPC ).
Chile: For this, the municipality of Santiago CONAMA have arranged a plan for recycling batteries in 18 study centers which is a Quarter Republic, which once stored will be taken to a specialized treatment center. The purpose is to reduce its polluting effects on the environment.
Venezuela: In less than five months, the organization collected 380 kilos Green Citizens of batteries and their facilities at La Castellana not be a more informed Daniella Matheus, environmentalist, during the forum “Batteries Pollution” held at the Cultural Center Chacao . Contact Citizens green.
Colombia: The Ministry of Environment and battery producers reached an agreement to establish a system where users can deposit their used batteries in special bins, separated household waste. The polluting effects of the batteries are devastating. Search in your city.
Peru: You can search for deposits in shopping centers. Rotary Club of Huaura, Peru, in the centennial year began in conjunction with the district government a collection of used batteries for recycling to make benches for parks and schools, these benches are made encapsulating them in polyethylene bags with lime in which are placed within a framework which is filled with concrete being isolated the possibility that these may have contact and contamination.
Ecuador : http://www.bateriasecuador.com/proyecto.html