My laptop battery died a few weeks ago and I have been using the old one as a paper weight–couldn’t throw it away, but didn’t know what to do with it. Then I saw an ad in Organic Style (more about that another day) for the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation. The website has a database of all the places where you can drop off used rechargeables, from phones, PDAs, cordless power tools, etc. But I live in a small town and didn’t expect to come up with anything at all. What do you know? A plethora of options, incuding the hardware store two blocks from my office! Can’t ask for better than that. Do try it.

This is a tip for the US and Canada only, but I’ll follow with information about programs elsewhere.