Don't throw your old phone, batteries, bulbs, or computers in the trash.
Here's how to recycle them properly.
The first place to try is the manufacturer.
Apple stores Will take your old products and in some cases you'll get a gift card or credit.
Dell also offers credit for trade ins of old electronics.
Samsung does recycling through oemtakeback.com where you can print a free return label.
If you have rechargeable batteries or cords, take them to a recycling kiosk inside all Best Buy stores.
Best Buy and Staples will also accept larger e-waste items or you could also take them to a goodwill store for recycling.
Some bulbs like CFL's or fluorescence contain mercury.
Many Ikea or Home Depot stores can take them.
Also try recyclewhere.org andenter your zip code and product type to find a list of nearby drop-off points.
Charities like Medic Mobile and Free Geek will also take electronics for recycling either to refurbish or to fund new phones for their projects.
In San Francisco, I'm Lexy Savvides with CNET.