Universal Wastes

Effective February 6, 2006, households are no longer allowed to place U-waste such as household batteries, electronic devices, fluorescent light bulbs, and thermostats containing mercury in the trash.

Visit Earth911.com to find recycling centers and services in your neighborhood.

Businesses are advised to check with United States Environmental Protection Agency at (888) 372-9378, or California State Department of Toxic Substances Control at (800) 72TOXIC or (800) 728-6942 for more details.

Universal wastes maybe taken to the County’s HHW/E-waste weekly collection events or permanent collection facilities FREE of charge and open to all L.A.County residents. For more information, visit http://www.888cleanla.com/ or call the hotline 1 (888) CLEAN LA.