Universal Waste

Universal Waste

“Universal Waste” includes a variety of hazardous materials generated from a broad range of sources. These items are banned from landfills and it is against the law to dispose of these items as garbage. Common examples are:

  • Common household batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable)
  • Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and fluorescent tubes
  • Electronic devices
  • Mercury devices (PDF) (thermometers, gauges, electrical switches and relays)
  • Microwaves
  • Non-empty aerosol cans
  • Old thermostats
  • Pilot light sensors

These items can be disposed of at the Yolo County Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days for free. Used batteries and fluorescent bulbs are also accepted at several locations.

Battery Collection Sites