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DTSC Fact Sheets:

SB1158 Designates Aerosol Cans as “Universal Waste”
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/UniversalWaste/upload/HWM_FS_SB1158.pdf

It is Illegal for Most Firms to Discard Fluorescent Light Tubes in the Trash!
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/Mercury/upload/HWMP_FS_Fluorescent-Tubes-Trash.pdf

 

News Releases:

New Waste Disposal Rules Apply to Batteries, Fluorescent Lights Four-Year Exemption for Households, Small Businesses to Expire.   January 2006
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PressRoom/upload/NEWS_2006_T-07.pdf

Cal EPA: Potentially Toxic Household Items No Longer Allowed in Trash Bins of California Homes or Businesses State’s New Waste Rule affects products in everyday use. February 2006
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/PressRoom/Releases/2006/PR7-020906.pdf

 

Universal Waste Links:

U.S. EPA

Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)

Earth 911:
Locate a recycling program near you Earth 911 Web site.

 

General Recycling Links:

California Recycling

Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle)'s site - E-Waste Management Directory

US EPA - General Recycling

 

Batteries:

County Household Hazardous Waste Programs
http://ccelearn.csus.edu/mercurylamp/content/resources5.htm  

The Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation has provided battery recycling assistance for years, and their website can create a list of local participating retailers: http://rbrc.org/index.html

 

Lamps:

For a location to dispose of your waste lamps go to the county listing of locations at:
http://ccelearn.csus.edu/mercurylamp/content/resources5.htm

Lamp Recycle.Org
http://www.lamprecycle.org   

 

E-Waste:

DTSC - Electronic Hazardous Waste (E-Waste) –Facts and Information regarding E-Waste
http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/EWaste/index.cfm

E-Recycle.Org
http://www.erecycle.org/

 

Aerosol Cans:

Western Aerosol Information Bureau
http://www.waib.org/


For additional questions, you can contact:
Regulatory Assistance Officers
(800) 728-6942, or (800) 72TOXIC
 
 
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