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Harzardous Waste

Hazardous waste

Hazardous Waste

Many common products require special care for disposal and, by California law, are banned from the trash. Lights, compact fluorescent lamps (CFL's), household chemicals, and paints are some of the items that must be specially disposed of. Examples of household hazardous waste include but not limited to:

  • Aerosol sprays
  • Glue and Adhesives
  • Household cleaners
  • Mercury thermometers
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint, oil, and latex
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvents
  • Syringes (containerized)
  • Unknown substances

Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL's)

CFL's must be taken to the Area Service Desk to be recycled.

Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

The UC Davis Household Hazardous Waste Program provides campus residents with the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste safely and propertly at no charge. View the 2014 Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Events (pdf) document to learn more about the event.

Drop off days are:

  • Friday, June 6th
  • Saturday, December 13th

Please email or call Jenni Porter at 530-752-4265 if you have household chemicals to properly dispose of.

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