Confused about all the types of batteries? This online resource (PDF) explains how to properly dispose of various batteries commonly used around the home.
Used Car Oil
Are you a do-it-yourselfer, and want to recycle your used car oil? Read a list online of collection centers that accept used oil from the public. It is searchable by county, zip or city, just fill in one of the search categories, and search to find local collection centers.
Medical Disposal Sharps Disposal Programs
Please check with your doctor’s office, local supermarket, drugstore or pharmacy to see if they sell sharps compliance postage paid envelope(s). Materials are mailed through the U.S. Postal Service to a licensed facility for safe destruction. By law these facilities cannot accept controlled substances – illegal drugs or certain prescription medications that are regulated by the government.
Please do not flush your medicines down the toilet or down the drain. Use a disposal site or collection event when available or dispose of old medications in the trash. You can find a helpful online guide (PDF) for household medication disposal. Earth 911 has online resources that tell you where to recycle just about anything on your community.