stevesklov stevesklov posted August 21st, 2008 at 11:15 am to Other. Viewed 16 times. Answered 7 times.


I was wondering if anyone knows where you can dispose of batteries responsibly?

I've developed quite a stash over the year and was hoping I would stumble across a facility somewhere, but haven't found anything? Alternatively, are they of value to the rubbish collectors or anybody else?


Last answered by amazinggrace about 9 months ago.

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natinnam wrote on August 21st, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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The rubbish collectors (Bin Dippers) will have someone lined up for them, it's not cos their enviromently friendly or pro recycling, it's just everything has a price for it.

I know a guy who was speaking to a landfill expert over here from the US. As usual this guy was talking in jargon, and said the primary filters in Vietnam have by far the best efficience rate he has ever come across. When asked what the hell is a primary filter, the guy just said the "People", not much gets to landfill.

stevesklov wrote on August 22nd, 2008 at 9:16 am

Thanks Natinnam,

Doesn't sound like there's much hope for clean disposal then- I'll just have to put my faith in the primary filters I guess!

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Spike wrote on March 7th, 2012 at 10:55 am

Any development on this? I've got old, nonfunctional phone with battery and don't want to throw it in the garbage. Any ideas where it can be disposed responsibly?

NickinNam wrote on March 7th, 2012 at 11:17 am

As was said above, everything has a price here.

If you would like to be responsible, simply separate your batteries from your trash, and hand them to the trash collector. He will sell them to someone who will recycle whatever is recyclable in a battery.

That hasn't changed. Because it works perfectly. Everything you throw away here is responsibly disposed of, because there are pennies to be made, and people who want those pennies.

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troioi wrote on June 15th, 2016 at 6:35 am

There is a recycling program for batteries and electronics. I will try the B52 museum Doi Can today . See if it is still existing

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Ricarda wrote on August 5th, 2019 at 4:21 am

There are 5 points in Hanoi where you can dispose of all kinds of batteries and electronical devises in an evironmentally friendly way and they will be recycled.

Here is a map:

Took me while to figure this out so i thought I might share this with you.

amazinggrace wrote on August 16th, 2019 at 4:55 pm

Hello there. I live in Hoang Mai district. I notice that at Big C supermarket at Artemis center, on Le Trong Tan street (right at the crossroad of Truong Chinh street and Ton That Tung street and Le Trong Tan str.), there is a box for disposing used batteries in front of the supermarket. The box reads about an environment protection program run by Big C itself. I hope this can be helpful. Thanks for going green! Cheers.

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