Managing Waste In California

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					Managing Waste In California
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  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,
     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
 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
   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
 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
   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), including
    large metallic discards, tires, automobiles, etc.
   CESQGs (or individuals) are responsible for transporting
    their own hazardous waste to a household collection
County Household Collection Agencies
   California County Household Collection Agency locations are
    listed on the California Integrated Waste Management Board
    web site at:
   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.
Yuba-Sutter Household Hazardous
    Waste Collection Facility
          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.

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