Universal & Electronic Waste

Links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_waste (Wikipedia article on electronic waste)

epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/faq.htm (EPA FAQ on E-waste)

calrecycle.ca.gov/Electronics/Collection/ (CalRecycle information on E-waste)

epa.gov/hg/about.htm (EPA information about mercury)

Commercial Office Cleaning - Clean Up the Earth (Recycling)

Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Your Plastic Containers (Plastic Bottles)

National Council for Solar Growth (Home Solar Panels)

Recycling Made Easy (Best Buy Electronics and Appliance Recycling)

Universal and electronic waste includes batteries, thermometers, fluorescent lamps and small electronics. Many of these items contain contaminants like lead, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, or brominated flame retardants. Do not place these items in your trash. Seek out a recycling option or location for proper disposal.

City of Auburn residents may request a pickup of E-waste and universal waste at your home one time per month by calling Recology at 530-885-3735. Place items on your curb on the appointed day.

  • Acceptable items: household batteries, mercury thermometers, fluorescent lamps and electronic devices including television and computer monitors, computers, printers, VCRs, cell phones, telephones, radios, portable DVD players with video screens, and microwave ovens.
  • Large appliances are not accepted.

Many local businesses and government offices have bins for dropping off batteries. Home repair stores often have bins for rechargeable batteries and fluorescent tubes.

WPWMA will accept E-waste including mercury thermostats, batteries, and fluorescent tubes