Those with children know how quickly a family can cruise through a bulk-sized package of AA batteries, especially around the holidays. Goodness knows we've worked our way through a few so far. We love Costco and Costco loves us. One of my kids' favorite games is to hide plastic animals in a dark room and then "find" them with their flashlights. They often forget to turn off said flashlights before moving on to the next game.
Folks need to know there is a safer way to dispose of the dead batteries than tossing them in the garbage. Many retailers will accept these batteries for recycling. Here is an excellent website that could help you find a recycling location near you for just about anything - including those old computers and TVs: Earth911.com