Did you know that it’s illegal to dispose of your used or dead batteries in the garbage? Yeah, neither did I. Good thing I got this head’s up from SF Environment that you can actually put your old batteries into a clear plastic bag (try a Zip-Loc) and then place it on top of your garbage bin on collection day and – voila! – Sunset Scavenger will take care of it for you.

Note: Lead acid, wet cell, and automotive type batteries are not accepted.

If you want to know how the batteries are recycled exactly, go here.

Photo credit: http://www.recyclingsupply.com