Where to recycle batteries, old techno gadgets etc

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.
Post Reply
queenie71
Regular
Regular
Posts: 60
Joined: Tue, 09 Jun 2009 11:35 am
Location: Singapore

Where to recycle batteries, old techno gadgets etc

Post by queenie71 » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 9:08 pm

We get through a lot of batteries and would like to recycle.

Also, have loads of old cameras, laptops, computer mouse, stereos etc - would love to sell to places that might recondition for resale.



But have been searching on web and can't find anything.

Anyone can help?

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39638
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 16 Apr 2011 9:57 pm

This afternoon I did much the same. I sat a big box of that kind of stuff along with an old weekend set of clubs (all mismatched) and an old Dreamcast/DECT phone system, etc) down by the mailboxes in the elevator life lobby (HDB Flat) The whole lot was gone within 30 minutes! Works for me. The karung guni man regularly makes their rounds in the late afternoons.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8352
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:23 pm
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children

Post by nakatago » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 1:01 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:This afternoon I did much the same. I sat a big box of that kind of stuff along with an old weekend set of clubs (all mismatched) and an old Dreamcast/DECT phone system, etc) down by the mailboxes in the elevator life lobby (HDB Flat) The whole lot was gone within 30 minutes! Works for me. The karung guni man regularly makes their rounds in the late afternoons.
I think the maintenance people just take them to the dumpster if nobody else takes the stuff for themselves.

:roll:
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

User avatar
wwww
Regular
Regular
Posts: 119
Joined: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 10:08 pm
Location: lah-lah-land

Re: Where to recycle batteries, old techno gadgets etc

Post by wwww » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 9:51 am

queenie71 wrote:We get through a lot of batteries and would like to recycle.

Also, have loads of old cameras, laptops, computer mouse, stereos etc - would love to sell to places that might recondition for resale.



But have been searching on web and can't find anything.

Anyone can help?

I recently I asked a local the same thing and he just said "dump it in the trash lah". There does not seem to be any efficient recycling system in place in this country. Alternatively you could ask at electronic stores such as Courts or Harvey Norman whether they collect it for recycling.

User avatar
nakatago
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 8352
Joined: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 11:23 pm
Location: Sister Margaret’s School for Wayward Children

Re: Where to recycle batteries, old techno gadgets etc

Post by nakatago » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 9:57 am

wwww wrote:
queenie71 wrote:We get through a lot of batteries and would like to recycle.

Also, have loads of old cameras, laptops, computer mouse, stereos etc - would love to sell to places that might recondition for resale.



But have been searching on web and can't find anything.

Anyone can help?

I recently I asked a local the same thing and he just said "dump it in the trash lah". There does not seem to be any efficient recycling system in place in this country. Alternatively you could ask at electronic stores such as Courts or Harvey Norman whether they collect it for recycling.
Given how people's penchant for just dumping stuff, I seriously doubt it. Leftover food? Just throw it. Buy new furniture? Just dump it. How much for my used wardrobe? Five bucks? Because people barely want used stuff.

But seriously, if anyone asks these stores before I get to, will you please let us know?

I'm also guessing that you have better chances of getting rid of electronics in Sim Lim. Again, I'm just guessing but maybe some of those stalls I see would use them to salvage for parts. Again---just guessing.
"A quokka is what would happen if there was an anime about kangaroos."

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 39638
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 1:26 pm
Answers: 10
Location: Retired on the Little Red Dot

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:51 am

Nah, believe me, as a member of the RC here, I often do walk abouts and see the karung guni guys everywhere (some are even on bicycles but they don't collect newspapers. I know our estate maintenance crews pretty well as they work for the town council and we use them at all our functions. ;-)
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests