Recharge, Recycle, Re-something else (lack of words)
Trying to understand batteries and the endless different types will cause anyone to go apoplectic. That's the experience of the author of this NY Times Article trying to decipher the advantages and disadvantages of different batteries. Including their eco-value. In the article there is this section on how to find resources to recycle batteries.
One thing everyone agrees on is that all batteries should be recycled, and most communities offer battery recycling sites. For rechargeable batteries, you can log onto www.call2recycle.org, or call 1-877-2-RECYCLE (1-877-2-732-9253) and find the location of a local site that collects rechargeable batteries, including those in laptops and cellphones.
I've moved to rechareables for my computer's wireless keyboard and mouse. Looking for places to cut down on charge. Also trying to find devices that have AC adapters support in addition to batteries for things such as label makers etc.