duspial of NiMh batterries

Thijking I might actuall get to fly some RC plamnes this year I dug out my kit and whilst all but one of the LIPOS seems to have lasted 5 years without a charge the same cannot be said for thle transmitter batteries
- all 9,6v Nimh. Every one of them is more or less dead and not holding charge.
I've spend a bloody fortune on new ones - I have 5 transmitters - but what does one do with all the old ones?
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On 10/01/2020 16:15, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

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Yes, I get rid of old NiMh batteries that don't hold a charge either at the tip or local supermarket.
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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

check 'em in the old batteries bin at sainsbury's?
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On 10/01/2020 17:00, Theo wrote:

Great. I've blast charged em instead of trickle and most seem to have something left, but I've ordered much higher capacity (600mAh=>2400mAH, worst case)
Hope that waitrose have such a place.
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On Friday, 10 January 2020 18:32:34 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

My local one does, near the customer service desk.
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The Cambridge (Trumpington) one does - just outside the doors on the roundabout side.
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 18:32:32 +0000, The Natural Philosopher

All battery retailers are supposed to make provision for taking old ones for recycling. I've never asked at the local Spar but I've found that both Tesco and Wilkos do. Tesco's is near the customer service counter, wanted emptying the last time I used it, and Wilko's is a cardboard box under the battery rack.
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2020 21:32:22 +0000, Peter Johnson wrote:

Our Aldi does. On the end of the packing bench.
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Bob Eager presented the following explanation :

Same here, at both Aldi and Lidl..
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On Friday, 10 January 2020 18:32:34 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Touching them on a car battery for a second or so zaps the whiskers away, how safe it is I'm not so sure. Often needs to be done several times & they do rewhisker.
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My authority offers to recycle them if you put them into a bag on a certain bin collection day. Might be worth asking your authority as there must be a lot of batteries about. Brian
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On Friday, 10 January 2020 16:15:45 UTC, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Almost anywhere that sells batteries must take them back:
Battery waste: retailer and distributor responsibilities
You must offer free collection (‘takeback’) of waste or use d batteries if you sell or supply 32kg or more of portable batteries per ye ar.
One pack of 4 AA batteries per day equals about 32kg per year.
You must have a collection point at all premises from where you supply batt eries. This applies if you run a shop, a chain of shops or sell batteries o nline, by mail order or telephone. Batteries you must take back
You must take back any type of sealed battery that can be carried without d ifficulty by an average person.
This includes (but is not limited to) AA, AAA and 9v batteries, rechargeabl e batteries and batteries from:
mobile phones laptops hearing aids watches portable cameras torches electric toothbrushes razors hand-held vacuum cleaners
You do not need to take back car and motorbike batteries or batteries from industrial equipment. The collection point
You must have a collection point in your place of business.
It should be suitable for the safe storage of all kinds of portable batteri es, not just the types you sell.
You must let people know that you collect used batteries, for example by di splaying posters in your premises or publishing it on your website.
You can download posters at the RecycleNow Partners website.
You’ll need to register but there’s no fee.
https://www.gov.uk/battery-waste-supplier-reponsibilities
Wish they'd have the same requirement for paint pots.
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On 10/01/2020 21:37, polygonum_on_google wrote:

I have bent, distorted, smelly sometimes sparking and smokin' Lithium batteries, that I've gingerly removed from gadgets.
Now, which retailer don't I like....
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I tend to to dispose of our batteries at the local recycling centre which h as a number of 100L bins usually full of old batteries and it has always cr ossed my mind that one partially discharged battery could easily cause a fi re. I think all rechargeables have the potential to burn, I seem to rememb er a number of people getting burned putting NiCads in a pocket along with keys only to find them shorting out. A friend of mine into electric RC mode l aircraft once related a story to me of a club member who placed an aircra ft with an undischarged LiPo battery into his car boot only to find a few m oments later his car on fire!
Richard
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Yes. That's why I made myself a little discharging framework here and all "dead" batteries spend a day or so in it. 1.5 batts have a 3Ω and 9V a 100Ω to discharge through. Button cells too.
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I'd have thought if a small rechargeable cell was capable of enough current to cause a fire, it would be suitable for further use?
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On 11/01/2020 11:00, Tricky Dicky wrote:

Not as much fun as a ducted fan model going up in smoke and looking very realistic for a few seconds
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