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Universal Waste (Batteries & Electronic Waste)
What is Universal Waste?
Due to changes in state law, after February 8, 2006, batteries, electronic devices, fluorescent light bulbs and other items, called universal waste, should not be placed in your regular trash. Click here for a list of items that can no longer be placed in your trash can.
Universal waste is a category of hazardous wastes that are generated by several sectors of society, rather than a single industry or type of business. Hazardous waste contain harmful chemicals, which, if put in your trash may harm people and the environment.
How do I dispose of universal waste items such as household batteries?
It's easy. Here is what the City of Roseville has to offer for easy and convenient disposal (click below for more information):
- Drop off your dead batteries at participating retail stores.
- Call us and we'll pick it up at your house.
- Drive to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off site.
Roseville’s Battery Drop-Off Program. Drop off your dead batteries at participating retail stores.
The City’s Environmental Utilities Department and the Saxton Family Foundation are currently working with local grocery and home improvement stores to place household battery drop-off tubes at store entrances. The drop-off tubes are designed to safely hold dead household batteries and will be emptied and maintained by city staff. The emphasis of our new battery disposal program is to make complying with the new state regulations easy and convenient for our residents by placing these drop-off tubes in the businesses where our residents shop.
More battery drop-off locations will be added over the next few months as stores begin to participate in the program. Locations will be posted in upcoming editions of the EU Today newsletter and on this web page.
The following locations now have battery drop-off tubes:
Bel Air Supermarket located at 1039 Sunrise Ave., Roseville
Rite-Aid Store located at 446 Roseville Square., Roseville
Raley’s located at 1915 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
Wal-Mart located at 1400 Lead Hill Rd., Roseville
Rite Aid Store located at 4004 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Bel-Air Supermarket located at 4008 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Savemart Supermarket located at 5060 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Walgreens located at 3999 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Ace Hardware located at 108-A Harding Blvd., Roseville
Sutter Medical Building located at 3100 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
Radio Shack located at 1921 Douglas Blvd. #104., Roseville
Winco Foods located at 10151 Fairway Dr., Roseville
Walmart located at 900 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville
Staples located at 6770 Stanford Ranch Rd., Roseville
O'Reillys located at 106 Harding Blvd., Roseville
Staples located at 8670 Sierra College Blvd., Roseville
Cartridge World located at 1251 Baseline Rd. #140, Roseville
Excelsior Elementary School located at 2701 Eureka Rd., Roseville
Maidu School located at 1950 Johnson Ranch Rd., Roseville
Civic Center located at 311 Vernon St., Roseville
Radio Shack located at 920 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #120, Roseville
Nugget Market located at 771 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville
Home Depot located at 10001 Fairway Ave., Roseville
Home Depot located at 324 N. Sunrise Ave., Roseville
Johnson Ranch Racquet Club located at 2600 Eureka Rd., Roseville
Johnson Ranch Racquet Club located at 2501 Eureka Rd., Roseville
Fry's Electronics located at 180 N. Sunrise, Roseville
Dimple Records located at 1701 Santa Clara Dr., Roseville
Raley's located at 4051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd, Roseville
Drop off your electronic waste at the Utility Exploration Center!
You can drop off your electronic waste during opening hours at the Roseville Utility Exploration Center located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd. in Roseville (inside the Mahany Library Building). Proceeds from the electronic waste collected goes to fund the Center’s environmental education efforts. For Roseville Utility Exploration Center hours of operation, click here.
Roseville's free hazardous and electronic waste pick-up service. Call us and we'll pick it up at your house.
On August 14, 2006, the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities Department began providing a free hazardous and electronic waste pick-up service for Roseville residents. Some of the items eligible for pick-up include car batteries and oil, electronic waste such as televisions and computers, and all items covered by the new universal waste regulations. Residents simply call 774-5780 to schedule a pick-up time at their home. Pick-ups can occur as often as once a month. For a full list of items eligible for this new free pick-up service click here.
Need to properly dispose of an old smoke detector? Click here to find out how.
City of Roseville
Solid Waste Division
Drive to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off site.
Electronic waste may be brought to the Western Placer Waste Management Authority’s (WPWMA) Material Recovery Facility (MRF) ANY DAY of the week FREE of charge. The MRF’s hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days per week.
Other universal waste items, such as batteries, thermostats, fluorescent lamps, etc., are accepted at the WPWMA’s Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility, which is open seven days per week from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. These items are accepted FREE of charge from Placer County residents ONLY.
Both the WPWMA MRF and HHW facilities are located at 3195 Athens Road , near the corner of Fiddyment and Athens Roads, one mile west of Thunder Valley Casino.
For more details about the Material Recovery Facility’s waste acceptance policies please visit their website at http://www.wpwma.com/ or call 543-3960.