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:
- computer monitors and towers
- cell phones, ipods, DVD players, stereos, etc.
Examples of universal waste Include:
- used motor oil and filters
- fluorescent tubes and bulbs
Electronic and universal waste, such as computer monitors, TVs, fluorescent tubes and consumer batteries,
John Smith Road Landfill
2650 John Smith Road
Hollister CA 95023
Hours of operation:
Mon – Fri: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Sat – Sun: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Several local businesses also accept household batteries, automotive batteries, cellular phones, computer equipment, televisions, etc. Some items are accepted for recycling and some are accepted for reuse. For a list of locations and what materials they accept, please visit the San Benito County Integrated Waste Management.
Other universal waste, like fluorescent lights, other mercury containing devices, and batteries are accepted at the San Benito County Household Hazardous Waste drop-off events:
When: Third Saturday of every month
Where: John Smith Road Landfill
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (noon)