Universal Waste & Electronic Waste
Universal wastes are common items which because of their chemical content are considered hazardous wastes. Universal wastes pose a relatively low risk to the user when handled in a normal manner. However, if these items are damaged or disposed of into a landfill they can release their hazardous contents and pose a risk to human health and the environment.
Universal Wastes include:
The fluorescent lights, thermostats, batteries and e-waste generated by households can be disposed free of charge at the HHW permanent collection centers.
Electronic Waste or E-Waste is any unwanted electronic device or Cathode Ray Tube (CRT). E-Waste is classified as Universal Waste. E-Waste often contains hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury. Examples of E-Waste items include (but are not limited to) the following:
Recycling Information for Businesses
Schools and large businesses are encouraged to contact recyclers directly to discuss e-waste recycling services. For a list of recyclers in the Sacramento region please refer to CalRecycle website .
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