Seriously. A few, actually. It's a shameful secret I've hidden from the world up till now. They aren't LARGE buckets, but they are big enough that they add up to quite a lot of batteries. They are all buckets for dead batteries since I can't figure out what to do with used batteries that isn't the trash,
because I haven't found a place around here that will take them cheaply and I know that throwing them in the garbage is bad.
I started out with one
bucket, and I said "this is the bucket where I will put my dead batteries until I figure out what to do with them." Because my desk is an unending nightmare, eventually I would put aside and forget about batteries destined for that bucket until they could be vomited up from Hell and rolled in with the new
batteries I was about to use. I would then growl in frustration, put all of it aside, swear to sort them out later, and start a new bucket for batteries I need to sort. Every so often I would forget which bucket is which and just start a new one.
So I now have a lot
of batteries, some of which are bad and some of which are not, and no way to tell the difference.
Can I put a few into something with batteries I know are new, knowing I'll need to change all of them faster if those are dead? Or better yet, reliably sort them?
And wtf can I do with dead batteries? I am so very, very tired of having dead batteries around because there's nothing safe to do with them, and frankly I'm not even sure it's safe to keep them. They are almost all alkaline batteries, with a few lithium batteries thrown in because I briefly convinced myself they were less poisonous and easier to recycle.
There are so
many batteries on and around my desk. The sheer volume of unsorted/dead batteries lurking under god knows what else is actually making it harder to face cleaning off my desk, despite being probably one of the more pressing reasons I need
to do so.