Recycle it - participating retailers
Some local retailers will accept non-rechargeable, lithium primary batteries and alkaline/single-use household batteries for recycling. These batteries are commonly found in watches, car remotes, TV remote controls, and calculators.
Find a list of locations on the Call2Recycle
battery recycling website:
Throw it out - black cart
Non-rechargeable alkaline and household batteries can be placed in your black cart
Many of the hazardous components used to make batteries in past decades have been greatly reduced or eliminated in modern batteries. Modern household batteries can either be recycled or are best disposed of in your regular garbage collection.