I like knowing what happens once things are donated or recycled and this is a great video on the battery recycling process.
Call2Recycle® is the only free used battery and cellphone collection program in North America. Since 1996, Call2Recycle has diverted 35 million kilograms of used batteries from the solid waste stream and established a network of 30,000 public collection sites. – See more at: http://www.call2recycle.ca/who-is-call2recycle/#sthash.yI3mnLBL.dpuf
- Call2Recycle Named First Battery Recycling Plan Approved by NY State (environmentalleader.com)