So it’s time to clean the basement here at the Lemur house. Among the various other junk, there are several cans of paint, varnish, turpentine, and other sundry nasties that we’d like to properly dispose of. In addition, I’ve also got a worthless air compressor that I picked up on the cheap when the company car’s tires were in the habit of going flat; unfortunately, it’d take what seemed like 10-15 minutes to fill a single tire. This compressor, at any rate, has a lead acid battery inside, so I suspect it’s probably best not to just send it out with the normal household trash.
I suspect that the procedures for dealing with this stuff vary from municipality to municipality, but would any of you dopers have a clue as to where might be a good place to start making phone calls?