Use rechargeable batteries. They last longer, which means less money and less waste.
TIP: They should not be used in emergency equipment.
If allowed to sit unused, they loose the charge faster, making radios and flashlights inoperable when needed most.
Rechargeable batteries (from AAAs to cordless tools) must be accepted for recycling at any retailer who sells them. The single use batteries can be recycled through the County’s Hazardous Waste program for businesses, CESQG.