Electronic & Universal Waste

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

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.


DROP OFF

To find an approved electronic or universal waste drop off location, please visit HHW.org or call 408-299-7300. You may also schedule an appointment with the Santa Clara County Household Hazardous Waste Program – an appointment only service for all residents of Santa Clara County.

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