You are sure to get a charge out of this one!
Batteries are recyclable, so do not throw your used batteries in the trash. It is also illegal in some states to do so, the primary reason being the danger of lithium-ion batteries in particular starting a fire. It has happened that garbage trucks, when compacting trash containing lithium-ion batteries, have started the garbage on fire. See
Mythbusters Junior's demonstration
for an example. In addition, many of the parts of batteries can be disassembled and reused to make new batteries, especially with regard to rechargeable batteries used to power tools.
Deacon Bill Bilow
on Saturday, July 10 at 2:12PM