You know you can't just throw out a TV in California any more? (Why did I not find this out while said TV was still in Nevada? No, don't answer that.)
Anyway, to get rid of a TV in California, you must go to an appopriate disposal site. For me, the closest one is at 524 Brennan St. in San Jose. They are open 8-5 M-F. I expect they will take computer monitors as well. *eyes the clutter of junky monitors eagerly* Their contact number is 468-0230.
In Santa Clara, most fire stations will recycle batteries. I think I'm going to take a little walk and get some corroding junk out of my kitchen...
Getting rid of refridgerators... This is a real pain. I found one person who routed me to San Jose's waste disposal folks. (This would make a tad bit more sense if I, oh, lived in San Jose.) I haven't managed to get ahold of a real person yet, and their voice jail doesn't have any options for what to press if one wants to get rid of a refridgerator. Anyway, where I was told to call was Recyle plus at 277-2700. This will have to be an ongoing project, since I've lost patience with being on hold to talk to an operator who I know is not the right person to talk to. And besides, what I most cared about was getting rid of that TV. Hopefully I can run out and do that on Monday, thus freeing more space in the garage. More space in the garage makes me happy.