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Electronic & Universal Waste

Electronic and universal waste, such as computer monitors, TVs, fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries, are prohibited from the trash. Electronic and universal waste contains a variety of toxic components like lead, cadmium and mercury, arsenic and flame retardants, and when dumped in a landfill, these materials can contaminate the soil and ground water, thus impacting surrounding areas.

Examples of electronic waste include: microwaves, T.V.’s, computer monitors and towers, cell phones, ipods, DVD players, stereos, etc.

Examples of universal waste include: used motor oil and filters, batteries, fluorescent tubes and bulbs, SHARPS, etc.


Electronic Waste:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Sat: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Universal Waste:
1st and 3rd Friday of each month: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Electronic waste items including microwaves, TVs, and computers are a minimum charge of $13.


Additional Drop off Locations:

Household Batteries
Picket Fence Antiques
334 Market St., Colusa
(530) 458-3642
Hours: Th-Sat, 10am-6pm

Fluorescent Tubes
Messick Ace Hardware
729 Market St., Colusa
(530) 458-5144
Hours: M-F 7am-5:30pm
Sat. 8am-5pm
Sun. 9am-2pm

Ace Hardware
700 5th St.
Arbuckle, CA
(530) 476-3003
Hours: M-Sat. 7am-6pm/
Sun. 8am-4pm

Household and Electronic Waste
Alderson Ranch Supply/Napa Auto Parts
1000 Commercial Street
Princeton, CA
(530) 439-2213, Hours: M-F 7:30am-5:30pm/Sat. 8am-5pm/closed Sunday

Many manufacturers also take back their old equipment for reuse and recycling:
Dell Computer Exchange, HP Computer Exchange, Gateway Computer Exchange, Apple Computer Exchange

Additional Resources:
California Department of Toxic Substances Control, eRecycle