Electronic Waste or E-Waste is discarded electronic and electrical devices. Proper e-waste disposal is important because electronic devices often contain hazardous materials (such as lead, cadmium, or brominated flame retardants). Because of theses dangers, improper disposal of e-waste is illegal in the state of California.
Universal Waste or U-Waste is waste that includes hazardous materials, but are very commonly found inside a household. Items such as batteries, fluorescent lamps and tubes, and thermometers all contain hazardous substances (such as mercury and lead) and cannot be disposed in the garbage.
To ensure that these harmful substances from E-Waste and U-Waste do not contaminate our county’s land and water, please dispose of your universal waste at any of these collection centers.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility1710 Morgan Road, Modesto, CA 95358Open Fridays & Saturdays, 8am-12pm209-525-6789www.stancounty.com/er/hazmatwww.facebook.com/StanislausHHW
Turlock Transfer Station 1020 S. Walnut Road, Turlock, CA 95380 209-668-6060 www.turlockscavenger.com Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 8am-1pm (Fee applies)
Ike’s Appliance & Associates1107 W. Linwood Avenue, Turlock, CA 95380 209-667-1320 Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
For further information, see the Stanislaus County Recycling Guide.
Para obtener más informaciòn, consulte La Guìa de Reciclaje del Stanislaus County.