Our family must throw away 50 AA,C,D and 9 volt batteries every year. the government also tells us to change out the batteries in the smoke detectors every six months. Are these just supposed to go into the trash? That is what I was told by Batteries Plus, supposedly a battery recycler in Anchorage.
City Hall used to collect used dry cells and they still may. Any idea what they do with them?
The Hiland Dump will allow you to dispose of them there for a fee, or free if you have every person who tried to recycle a battery fill out a form. Instead of making it easy for folks to keep these things out of the waste stream they encourage dumping them in the trash.