Should I Recycle My Old Disposable Batteries? Mercury phase-out means disposable batteries OK for landfill

Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them?    — Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago, IL   Truth be told, those old used up disposable alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, etc.) aren’t the environmental menace they used to be before the federal government mandated taking out […]