Electronic and Universal Waste

photo of electronic waste itemsThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) no longer allows TVs and computer monitors to end up in landfills because the glass screens have approximately seven pounds of lead embedded in the glass.  Lead can contaminate the ground water supply and is dangerous to humans.  These two electronic items are now known as E-waste.

Other E-waste and Universal Waste (U-waste) that can not be placed in the trash include:

Batteries
Camcorders
Cell phones
CD players
Cordless phones
Computers
DVD players
Florescent tubes
Game consoles
Keyboards
iPods, iPads, and tablets
Mercury switches
Mercury thermometers
Microwave ovens
MP3 players
PDAs
Stereos
VCR players


E-waste and U-waste can be dropped off at one of the Orange County HHW Collection Facilities.