Electronic/Universal Waste - Recology Butte Colusa: County of Colusa
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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 groundwater, 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 monitors, TVs, and microwaves are a minimum of $15

  • Maxwell Transfer Station
    This facility only accepts Motor Oil and Filters, Appliances, E-Waste, Batteries, Fluorescent Tubes, and Sharps.


Additional Drop off Locations:

Household Batteries
Picket Fence Antiques
334 Market St., Colusa, CA
Hours: Th-Sat, 10 AM – 6 PM

Fluorescent Tubes
Messick Ace Hardware
729 Market St., Colusa, CA
Hours: M-F 7 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat. 8 AM – 5 PM
Sun. 9 AM – 2 PM

Ace Hardware
700 5th St., Arbuckle, CA
Hours: M-Sat. 7 AM – 6 PM
Sun. 8 AM – 4 PM

Household and Electronic Waste
Alderson Ranch Supply/Napa Auto Parts
1000 Commercial Street
Princeton, CA
530.439.2213, Hours: M-F 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM; Sat. 8 AM – 5 PM; 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