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Hey guys, my MBP is now about 3 years old and I only get an average of 1 hour battery life out of it now. Buying a new one, but rather then just bin the old one [Trash for North Americans], what's the best way to dispose of it in a green way?

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I dropped one off at the apple store for recycling. Not sure if they do that outside the NA geo.

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Good idea... Only problem is Apple don't have a store in Ireland, just Apple Resellers. Surprised at that as there are so many resellers in Dublin, that Apple haven't opened one yet!

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We have a recycling center near us that accepts used electronic devices, appliances, batteries, motor oil, CFL light bulbs, etc. Do you have any place like that near you?
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Note: I moved this thread from our 'off topic' forum, since we do actually have a forum specific to discussion about Apple notebooks (and their associated parts, including batteries ).

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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Good idea... Only problem is Apple don't have a store in Ireland, just Apple Resellers. Surprised at that as there are so many resellers in Dublin, that Apple haven't opened one yet!
Not sure about Ireland, but many electronics retailers here in the US offer free battery recycling. If you have any major electronics stores around, I would give them a ring and ask about it.

In many cases, the cells themselves are disposed of, but the casing is kept and upgraded with new cells, then sold as a "refurbished" battery. Anything is better than having them go into a landfill. Batteries have some really toxic substances in them.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
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