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Offline bobm

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Recycling batteries
« on: January 04, 2013, 07:31:53 PM »
Does anyone know if any of the high street stores in the town centre take household batteries for recycling?  I have had a look around and cannot find any.



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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013, 07:53:15 PM »
I think Tesco does. Failing that, I'm pretty sure the Co-op in Old Town does.
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 08:43:07 PM »
Virtually any store selling batteries has to offer recycling by law.

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013, 09:46:41 PM »
Sainsbury at Bridgemead do.

I refuse to shop at Tesco these days as they refuse to serve me unless I use the self service till
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 12:09:44 AM »
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I refuse to shop at Tesco these days as they refuse to serve me unless I use the self service till

Eh?

Why?

I'm a self service refusenik myself.
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 05:50:14 AM »
Sainsbury at Bridgemead do.

I refuse to shop at Tesco these days as they refuse to serve me unless I use the self service till

Now, Now you know it's unreasonable to buy one stamp at a time.  Buy your booze butter in bulk!
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 01:21:52 PM »
Yes the Tescos in town centre next to Debenhams have a batter recycling point between the checkout and exit.








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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 01:31:24 PM »
Thanks for all the replies - I'm off to Tescos.  :)

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Re: Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »
Yes the Tescos in town centre next to Debenhams have a batter recycling point between the checkout and exit.

I'm doing pancakes for brekkie. I doubt there will be any batter left over but thanks for the tip :)


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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 05:55:40 PM »
I'm doing pancakes for brekkie.

You need to watch substantially less American TV.

Pancakes for feckin breakfast. Sweet Jesus we'll be calling you Billy Bob next.

I had a fag meself with a side order of coffee, over easy and dragged through the garden, or something.
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 06:06:59 PM »

Ah, no. Not a Billy Bob until I started piling bacon-so-burned-it-shatters-if-you-stick-a-fork-in-it on top of my pancakes and then pour maple syrup over all of it.

Our pancakes are strictly Anglo Saxon: Butter, lemon juice and golden syrup or sugar.  :santa_afro:

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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 08:48:49 PM »
I refuse to shop at Tesco these days as they refuse to serve me unless I use the self service till

I don't like those self-service checkouts very much, most that I have used seem to have some incorrect assumptions built into their design.

So you start by putting the items you want to buy on the nearside of the till and your shopping bags on the farside, where your items will be packed once you've scanned them. So I put my pannier bag on the farside in anticipation of putting my shopping into it.

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Unexpected item in the bagging area

So I wait for one of the store staff to work their magic to tell the machine that my pannier bag isn't something that I'm trying to shoplift from their store without paying for it.

And then the machine notices that I'm trying to buy some wine. It can't tell how old I am, so it has to put the whole transaction on hold while it waits for one of the store staff to verify that I'm old enough to buy such a thing.

In order to make this self-scan thing work, supermarkets need to have people on hand to quickly resolve situations like these, so that I don't spend longer waiting for someone to tell the machine that it's OK than I would spend queueing for a human to scan my purchases.

Sorry if I've taken this off the original topic of battery recycling  :santa_embarassed:
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Re: Recycling batteries
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 10:14:41 PM »

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Sorry if I've taken this off the original topic of battery recycling


It's all relevant, but probably a worthy topic on its own

http://www.talkswindon.org/index.php/topic,9092.msg88394/topicseen.html#msg88394
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