Electronic Waste (E-Waste) is the term used to describe discarded electronic equipment. Television, microwaves, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, VCR’s, fax machines, electronic games and cell phones fall in this category. These products contain Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) which are made of lead and cannot be disposed of in your trash or recycling carts.
E-Waste is accepted daily free of charge at the Yolo County Landfill for Yolo County residents. Please visit yolocounty.org for more information. E-Waste is also accepted at the Annual Bulky Waste Event held every April.
Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste (HHW) is any product labeled: toxic, poison, corrosive, flammable, combustible or irritant. HHW items include paint, batteries, oil, non-controlled pharmaceuticals, and pesticides. These products, if mishandled, can be dangerous to your health and the environment, and therefore should be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner. Also, these materials should never be discarded in a sink, storm drain or in your regular trash.
These items, now referred to as Universal Waste, are banned from landfills and it is against the law to dispose of these items as garbage:
- Common household batteries (rechargeable and non-rechargeable)
- Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs and fluorescent tubes
- Mercury lamps
- Old thermostats
- Electronic devices
- Electrical mercury switches and relays
- Pilot light sensors
- Mercury gages
- Mercury added novelties
- Mercury thermometers
- Non-empty aerosol cans
HHW is accepted monthly (Friday and Saturday) at the Yolo County Landfill. Please visit yolocounty.org for specific dates and information.
For more information on Hazardous waste disposal visit http://www.cityofwoodland.org/gov/depts/pw/areas/environmental_services/solid_waste_n_recycling_home/hazwaste.asp.
Safe Needle Disposal
Waste Management offers a safe, confidential and cost-effective medical waste disposal to several of the communities we serve. The MedWaste TrackerSM provides individuals, companies and institutions a way of disposing used hypodermic needles, lancets, test strips and other small quantity medical waste. Each system includes a specially designed sharps container and a postage-prepaid shipping container ensuring your medical waste will be delivered safely by the U.S. Postal Service to a certified medical waste resource recovery facility. Click here for more local information.
Bulky Waste Pickup
Bulky waste pickup of up to 5 cubic yards of waste is available to residents for a fee. Please call (530) 662-8748 for more information.
Assisted service for carts is provided at no extra charge for those customers physically unable to participate in the curbside program. Everyone residing at the residence must qualify for this additional service to apply. Please call 530-406-4332 for application.
Curbside Oil and Oil Filter Program
At the request of a residential customer, used oil filters and motor oil will be collected in sealed containers provided free of charge by Waste Management. Please call Customer Service for delivery of the special oil container and filter bags.
Recycling Bins, Temporary Bins, Roll-Off Containers & Storage Bins
Contact Customer Service for more information about these additional services.