Okay, I'll admit it. I am totally spoiled with our curbside waste collection. Not only do we have the fantastic 3, now they are letting us place used batteries curbside for recycling!
I received notice today that residents of San Francisco can now place used batteries in a zip top bag and place it on top of the black (trash) carts on collection day.
Of course, batteries should never be put in the trash and always disposed of in a responsible manner. If you don't have a program like this in your area, check Earth 911 for a recycling location near you.