“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:
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.
*Accepts only rechargeable batteries
**Accepts both recahargeable and single use batteries
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 the Yolo County Landfill website.
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