Do you have some in your homes that are no longer useful? stop! Do not throw your used batteries in the trash, better take them to one of the 400 collection places that exist in CDMX. And don’t worry, here we tell you how to locate them.

Why shouldn’t you throw used batteries in the trash?

First things first: According to the CDMX Environment Secretariat (SEDEMA), used batteries they cannot be thrown into the ordinary garbage, as is done with plastics and organic waste. No, ladies and gentlemen.

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Illustrative photo: Pixabay.

Poor? Well, as some of you know, and if you don’t know, here we will tell you, batteries are made with certain dangerous materials, such as mercury, as well as other heavy metals that, due to their toxicity, they cannot be mixed with other household waste because they would cause a serious pollution and health problem.

Where are the places where you can take your used batteries?

For this reason, the CDMX Environmental Culture Department created a program with which about 400 different places are available to dispose of used batteries.

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Photo: SEDEMA.

Yes, these points are in charge of handling and recycling used batteries that residents of the capital have in their homes, such as the following: AA, AAA, C, D, CR, square, button and even cellular.

Where are they? The 400 collection columns available are in 13 of the 16 municipalities of Mexico Cityall located on roads of the capital to make it easier to find them and in this page It is where you can find the closest to your homes.

Finally, according to the CDMX authorities, in these places the company Imágenes y Muebles Urbanos (IMU) collects the batteries every fortnight and makes a record of those found, storing them in a collection center in Naucalpan, State of Mexico, and then, when they collect more than a ton, they transfer them to the company Sitrasa, which has a recycling plant in Irapuato, Guanajuato..

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J. A. Allen

Author, blogger, freelance writer. Hater of spiders. Drinker of wine. Mother of hellions.

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