As of February 8, 2006, waste batteries, electronic devices and fluorescent light bulbs may not be placed in the trash by anyone.
What are universal wastes?
Generally, universal wastes are hazardous wastes that are generated by a wide variety of people every day. Universal waste may not be discarded in solid waste landfills. Scientists at DTSC have found that these wastes will leak toxic substances, mostly metals, in a typical landfill. Some examples of universal waste include: