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    What can I do with dead batteries? Where to discard them, etc?

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    I know there is at least one recent thread about this.

    Put them in the garbage. I guess you could recycle for metal but that isn't much metal.
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    Costco hearing dept told me I could drop the dead batteries off there rather than throwing in the trash.

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    Maybe at a Radio Shack...if there are still any around.

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    Sounds like a good use for those postage free envelopes you get with your spam snail mail (subscriptions, credit-card offers, etc).
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    Just drop them in the trash..

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    Echo Doc Jake. Since there is virtually no mercury in the hearing aid batteries, just drop them in the trash.
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    There's no mercury in today's batteries, but there is zinc, which apparently is a problem according to Google. I know we all look at our batteries about once a week, see that they're about the size of a couple of M&Ms, so we toss them. But add up all the millions of hearing aid wearers and perhaps this is something we should consider.

    I would take them back to my HIS, but somehow I suspect he would say "thank you," then dump them in the trash himself!

    Maybe you could store them up in a little box, and drop them off at Home Depot or Lowe's when you're out and about.

    What do you do with all of your other batteries? D, C, AA, AAA, etc?

    Quite frankly, ALL of my batteries go in the trash. But I do feel a little twinge of guilt each time I do that.
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    Zinc is a very common element in nature, and it is widely used in commerce. It is considered an essential mineral for good health. Every car made today, other than aluminum and fiberglass cars, has many pounds of zinc in galvanized sheet metal. Galvanized metal is in lots of other places as well. Cheap die-cast shapes, sometimes called pot metal, are mostly zinc. A lot of this stuff ends up in landfills. Obviously one should not OD on zinc or anything else, but the amount in zinc in batteries is negligible compared to the other sources

    In other words, when it come to the tiny amount of zinc in all the hearing aid batteries in the world, fuggedaboutit.
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    That's a very good point Gene, which reminds me...I need to change my batteries tonight. Maybe I won't even feel that twinge of guilt.
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