Posts Tagged ‘disposal’

Recycling Dead Batteries is Surprisingly Easy in Frisco – One Simple Trick!

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

[UPDATE: Herb Caen eventually recanted re: the Frisco Issue – see Comments. Or here’s the short version:“Balderdash,” Caen wrote. “The toughest guys on the old S.F. waterfront, neither rubes nor tourists, called it Frisco, and no effete journalist would have tried to correct them.”]

Are you like  – do you pine for an Uber For Dead Batteries?

Person that comes to your house to remove your used AA batteries because you’re too lazy to ‘dispose of them properly.'”

Here you go – they’ll come right to your place for pickup if you put your used batteries in a baggie:

Curbside Battery Recycling Service – Most residents may place their batteries in a sealed plastic bag taped to the top of their black bin for curbside collection.” 

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This baggie system is news to me, as I’m accustomed to the Big Orange Bucket:

“Residents of multi-unit homes (4 units or more) should place batteries in their Orange Battery Bucket. If your building does not have one, ask your building manager to order one at (415) 330-1300. For more information on battery recycling, please visit:

Like this:

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So who says our local garbage monopoly is all bad?

*As opposed to the actual Elon Musk. I’ll tell you, BEM is much cheaper for us than the real deal:

Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

So the Only Difference Between a Good Christmas Tree Abandoner and a Bad Christmas Tree Abandoner is Timing?

Friday, January 6th, 2012

I think that’s it.

A grove of dead Christmas trees, Financial District, California, USA. Just throw it wherever the Hell you want, Christian. We’ll take care of it for you:

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Boy, getting rid of these trees is a lot easier than getting them in the first place…

So, bring out your dead.

When Changing Car Batteries at the Costco Parking Lot, Be Sure to Leave the Dead One in a Shopping Cart

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

[Whoops. See comments.]

That way, you’re making things easier for whomever ends up having to dispose of your worthless hunk ‘o junk.

That way you’ll be so much classier than those people who leave their old car batteries on the ground, right?

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The Way UCSF Medical Students Recycle Old Couches

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Mission accomplished.

But is there another way to handle old sofas?

As seen near the intersection of Behr and Johnstone, near the old missile base atop Mount Sutro:

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Treecycle! Christmas Tree (aka “Holiday Tree”) Recycling Begins in San Francisco

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

It’s on! It’s free! As San Francisco wakes to a cold morning (close to freezing in some parts of the City), people are hauling out their Holiday Trees for official disposal week. See below.

It’s so cold today (relative to what we are used to) even dedicated bookworms are bundling up. Note the properly deflocked and naked Charlie Brown Christmas Tree all set for pickup on busy Masonic Avenue:

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What Would Jesus Do (WWJD)? He’d tree-cycle, that’s what He’d do.

San Francisco: Go to the city’s recycling Web site, SFenvironment and use the “ecofindRRR” (on the left-hand side of the home page.) After selecting “Christmas trees” from the drop down menu and entering in your zip code, you will be directed to your nearest recycling center.

“Place clean, unflocked trees next to your carts when you take them to the curb on your regularly scheduled pick-up day. Remove all tinsel, decorations, bags, stands, and lights.”
Golden Gate Disposal & Recycling  415-626-4000
Sunset Scavenger  415-330-1300

The More You Know….