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IKEA FAIL 
22nd-Jul-2010 11:43 pm
southpark
For the past 5 years, I've made roughly one trip a year to IKEA. Every other time, I'd fail to remember to bring my batteries and such to recycle there, at least until the bins next to the entrance are staring me in the face. At which point I am not about to waste an hour driving back and forth to get them. This time, though, I remembered before I left. Proudly, I took my little back full of dead batteries and light bulbs down, and... you guessed it, they don't take batteries there anymore. Curses!

I make my purchases, head home, and decide to be an adult this time around, and assemble things right away! Won't have boxes hanging around my apartment for daysweeks this time! No, sir! At which point I remember that most of my tools had been ruined by a leaking sink, and I threw them out when I moved. Yeah.

So, I go to Sears and buy a bunch of shiny new ones. Which, I suppose, did need to happen anyway.

My one impulse buy at IKEA was a rather nice under-the-bed storage system. Which is too large to fit under my bed. Which I didn't realize until I'd assembled it. *facepalm*

You just can't win, sometimes.
Comments 
23rd-Jul-2010 02:43 pm (UTC)
You could be all redneck and jack your bed up on cinderblocks.
24th-Jul-2010 09:32 am (UTC)
It's not a height issue, it's length. I'd have to move or get rid of my dresser to make it able to be pulled out. :(
24th-Jul-2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
Madison Market takes back old batteries. they do ask if you could make a small donation to help cover the service, but i don't know the details on that. The collection bin is in their parking structure.
25th-Jul-2010 02:17 am (UTC)
Huh! So they do. I can happily donate something, especially to MM. Thanks for the tip!
24th-Jul-2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
hee!

i had that same dead battery relationship with home depot - with the same conclusion!

dude, has the world stopped caring about battery recycling?
25th-Jul-2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Not at all, I just think it's less profitable than it used to be for some reason, so places have stopped taking them for free. Just a theory, anyway.
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