How should we dispose of batteries? I have been taking them to Lowe’s and depositing them in the box at the Service Desk, but I don’t think they really want every kind of battery. ~A Reader

Dear Reader,

Thanks for the question. The Recycling Center accepts large rechargeable batteries, such as those for cordless tools, but does not pay for them. They do accept, and pay for, car batteries and lawn mower batteries regardless of whether they will charge or not. I am sorry to say, they do not accept alkaline batteries of any kind, which according to information from battery manufacturers, are now safe to put in the landfill.