The last 10 years+ I used to take UPS batteries to Staples to recycle them - which they gladly accepted and took. Well, last week, my work just replaced a handful of APC SmartUPS 1500 batteries and I offered to recycle them. Went online to make sure that Staples accepts batteries, yep, their website says they do, drove 15 mins to Staples .... Nope, they don't take UPS batteries anymore. So went to APC's website to get a list of places that will take the UPS battery. I was given the local Home Depot as an option. Great! That's just across the street. Nope, they only accept tiny Li-Ion batteries or AA AAA batteries. No lead acid UPS batteries. OK, fine. Drive back home and wonder why I even tried. I guess no one recycles these anymore?! Guess it's off to my town's HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW). Frustrated. Anyone else have an idea what to do with these?