Can a bad mower battery be recycled?

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Craig

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  • okay.

Posted 5 years ago

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Sharon Beasley

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Yikes.  I hope the battery normal lasts longer than this.  I bought mine about the same time and it is fine so far.
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Sharon, I really don't know why mine never worked at all following the Winter's inside storage. My smaller batteries with the string trimmer and blower worked just fine this Spring. Blue, yes I will send you an email; I am in Illinois. Thanks.
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Craig, If you're interested in recycling the battery for free take it, along with any of your rechargeable batteries that no longer hold a charge, to The Home Depot where you purchased your mower.  The Home Depot has a recycling  program at most, if not all, of their stores.  You can also recycle your burned out CFL light bulbs there too!  There's usually a recycling bin right in the main entrance vestibule.
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Blue, thanks for your kind offer, but I checked with my local Home Depot and they will take my battery. That is where I purchased the mower. Stan, thank you for the lead.
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That's good to hear, Craig.

By chance are you anywhere near South Bend IN? I have a course in May at Notre Dame, if I end up with a rental car and you were not too far of a drive I would gladly pick it up from you, or like I said before I would cover any shipping cost.

The sad thing about defective battery packs being recycled, often only a few of the cells in the pack are actually bad. If the pack's electronics detect a bad cell they will shut the whole pack down. In some cases the defective cell can be replaced and the pack can be used, and if not the remaining good cells can be removed from the pack and either be repurposed or used to repair other defective packs.

If a large pack like one of the Ego mower packs gets recycled, there's a good chance many good cells will be destroyed.

Don't worry if this doesn't work out, no big deal. :-)
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Hello Blue. I sent you an email to the address that you mentioned earlier. Did you receive that?
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Got it, been out all day, I'll get back to you shortly. Thanks!

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