I like to recycle when I can but it isn't always easy. There is no depot for household batteries in my town. The nearest depot is some distance away and not convenient for me to get to. I have a collection of flat batteries waiting for me to take them to a depot one day.
I do for some but not for others. Small batteries l just put in the bin but I take car batties to the collection shop. The worst are those little round batteries as I know they have lots of rare/heavy metals and are really important to recycle but they look so little and harmless and always get lost when I try to collect a few of them. I wish they had easy recycle deposit boxes at service stations of supermarkets that only took little ones.
I didn't even know that this is something you can do! I have small children, and the usual collection of battery operated crap, so this would be useful and if there a depot near me I would absolutely use it!
There are a couple of libraries (this surprised me) in Adelaide suburbs (St Peters, Felixstow and Norwood) that accept domestic quantities of household batteries. A business called Battery World at Glynde and the customer service desk at Norwood Town Hall do too. I realise this info is not useful to people living in other areas and interstate but it shows a variety of places are now accepting batteries. Hopefully the number will grow to make it easy for people to recycle flat batteries.