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