Universal Waste


Universal waste (U-waste) is a type of hazardous waste that is generated by residents and businesses alike.  U-waste is very common and poses a lower risk to people and the environment than other hazardous wastes.  It is regulated under California's "Universal Waste Rule," which requires the recycling* of most types of U-waste.

 (*Please note: Although most universal wastes are recyclable, they do not belong in your blue solid waste recycling bin. These wastes currently must be taken to proper facilities for recycling.)

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For additional information, call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: