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:

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

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. See below for a list of locations.

Battery & Flourescent Light Recycling
Looking for a place to take your batteries and CFL’s? Listed below are some places in Woodland to take your batteries and CFL’s. For a list of other collection sites within Yolo County, check out the Universal Waste Brochure.

Batteries Only:

  • City Hall – 300 First St
  • Community & Senior Center – 2001 East St
  • Community Development Dept. – 520 Court St
  • County Admin. Bldg. – 625 Court St
  • County Health Dept. – 137 N Cottonwood St
  • County Public Works Dept. – 292 W Beamer St
  • Corner Drug Co. – 602 Main St
  • D.E.S.S. – 25 N Cottonwood St
  • Nugget Market – 157 Main St
  • Orchard Supply Hardware – 1350 E Main St **(CFL’s also accepted)
  • Presbyterian Church – 1324 Columbia Dr
  • Radio Shack (inside Mall) – 1250 E Gibson Rd
  • Sears – 427 Main St
  • Target - 2185 Bronze Star Dr
  • Waste Management - 1324 Paddock Place

CFLs Only:
  • Green Zone Recycling Center - 225 Industrial Way
  • Home Depot - 1860 E Main St

Yolo County HHW Days
Correctly disposing of household hazardous waste is not just preferable for environmental reasons, it’s the law. Yolo County offers free monthly HHW drop-off days at the Yolo County Central Landfill. For drop-off dates, a list of items accepted and more information, check out the HHW Flyer or visit their website at www.yolocounty.org


Can’t wait until the next Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day? Yolo County residents can now drop off batteries, bulbs and latex paint DAILY at the Yolo County Central Landfill for $2.00. Whether it is 1 bulb or 50 bulbs, 3 gallons of paint or 10…it’s all still $2.00. Call (530) 666-8729 for details.

See links below for more information and local recycling opportunities.

Program Support:
Yolo County Integrated Waste Management Division: (530) 666-8852
City of Woodland Conservation Coordinator: (530) 661-2059

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