Managing Waste In California Prepared by: University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Environmental Health and Safety Office
California Hazardous Waste • Hazardous waste is defined under California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 8, Section 66261.20 a as follows: 1. It is ignitible; 2. It is corrosive; 3. It is reactive; or 4. It is toxic. • Hazardous waste shall be properly stored and transported in accordance with CCR Title 8, Sections 66260.1 through 66279.91
California Universal Waste • CCR Title 22 Section 66261.9 exempts certain universal waste from the requirements for hazardous waste. • Universal waste is hazardous waste that has been determined by the state: 1. To pose a lower risk than other hazardous waste; 2. To be generated by a wide variety of people; and 3. To have reduced management requirements, including hazardous waste manifesting regulations. • Some household and small business universal waste was exempt from regulations until February 2006 (i.e., batteries, consumer electronic devices, thermostats, lamps).
Other California Regulated Waste • In addition to hazardous and universal wastes, California regulates several other types of waste. These regulated wastes are: • Waste tires (CCR Title 14, Sections 18454 -18462; and • Large metallic discards (California Public Resources Code, Section 42170).
Wastes Banned From California Trash Lights, Batteries, and Electronics (Hazardous) • Fluorescent lamps and tubes, including metal halide and sodium vapor lamps. • Batteries, including AAA, AA, C, D , button cell, and 9-volt. • Computer and television monitors, including CRT, LCD, and plasma monitors. • Electronic devices, including computers, printers, VCRs, cell phones, telephones, radios, and microwave ovens.
Wastes Banned From California Trash Mercury-Containing Items (Hazardous) • Electrical switches and relays. • Thermostats • Pilot light sensors • Mercury gauges. • Mercury thermometers. • Mercury-added novelties.
Wastes Banned From California Trash Household and Landscaping Chemicals (Hazardous) • Flammables and poisons, includes solvent-based (oil) paints and reactive and explosive materials. • Acids, oxidizers, and bases, includes some pool chemicals and cleaners and water treatment system chemicals. • Pesticides and herbicides.
Wastes Banned From California Trash Paints and Solvents • Latex paint (non-hazardous recyclable). • Oil-based paint (hazardous). • Nonempty aerosol paint or solvent cans (hazardous). • Solvents, including paint thinners, finger nail polish remover, mineral spirits, benzene, methanol, and alcohol (hazardous).
Wastes Banned From California Trash Building or Construction Materials (Hazardous) • Asbestos, includes types of cement, roofing, flooring, siding, and insulating or fire-proofing materials. • Pressure-treated lumber. • Lead-based paint.
Wastes Banned From California Trash Automotive-Related Recyclable Items • Used antifreeze (hazardous). • Lead-acid batteries (hazardous). • Used motor oil (hazardous). • Used oil filters (hazardous). • Tires (non-hazardous recyclable). • Parts cleaners (hazardous).
Wastes Banned From California Trash Miscellaneous Items • Compressed gas cylinders (hazardous). • Needles and sharps, including hypodermic needles and syringes, blades, and broken glass from slides, pipettes, and vials (hazardous). • PCB-containing materials such as paint and ballasts (hazardous). • Silver-bearing photographic waste (hazardous). • Nonempty aerosol cans (hazardous). • Large metallic objects, including major appliances, vehicles, and scrap aluminum siding and steel pipe, beams, tanks, and drums (non-hazardous recyclable).
Disposal of Wastes Banned From California Trash • Research and Extension Centers (RECs) and other ANR offices or units meet the criteria of conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs) because they produce less than 220 pounds of hazardous waste or 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste per month. • CESQGs (or individuals) may transport hazardous waste that they generate to a county operated household collection facility without using a hazardous waste manifest. • A CESQG (or individual) shall not transport more than five gallons or 50 pounds of hazardous waste to a household collection facility per trip.
Disposal of Wastes Banned From California Trash (continued) • County household collection facilities may increase hazardous waste acceptance quantities to 15 gallons and 125 pounds. • A CESQG may transport up to 27 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous waste per month to a household collection facility. • If a CESQG has a greater quantities of hazardous waste than will be accepted at a household collection facility, then the CESQG shall arrange to dispose of the waste at an appropriately permitted facility. • Non-hazardous wastes that are regulated by California shall be recycled by CESQGs (or individuals),includinglarge metallic discards, tires, automobiles, etc. • CESQGs (or individuals) are responsible for transporting their own hazardous waste to a household collection facility.
County Household Collection Agencies • California County Household Collection Agency locations are listed on the California Integrated Waste Management Board web site at: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/HHW/Directory/default.aspx. • The Yuba County permanent household waste collection center is located at the Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 134 Burns Dr. in Yuba City. Operating hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm every Saturday. • Telephone: M-F (530)743-6933, Sat. (530)671-6900 • The facility accepts a maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of waste per trip. • The facility does not accept unlabeled materials, asbestos, ammunition/explosives, radioactive materials, or compressed gas/propane cylinders.
Electronic Equipment Disposal • Electronic equipment may be disposed at Yuba-Sutter Disposal Transfer Station: Mater3001 North Levee Road, Marysville. Operating hours are 7:30 am through 4:30 pm seven days a week. • Telephone number: 743-6933. • Electronic equipment accepted: cell phones, PDAs, pagers, computers/CPUs, copiers, laptops, printers, scanners, Fax machines, stereos, telephones, televisions, VCRs, DVDs. • No charge for electronics delivered alone, except for a 10$ surcharge for televisions and computer monitors. • For televisions and computer monitors brought form outside Yuba and Sutter Counties, the surcharge is $15 to $30 per item.