What is Uni
versal Waste?

State law requires that batteries, electronic devices, fluorescent light bulbs and other items 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.

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):

  1. Drop off your dead batteries at participating retail stores.
  2. Call us and we'll pick it up at your house.
  3. Drive to the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off site.

Roseville’s Battery Drop-Off Program. Drop off your dead batteries at participating retail stores.

battery drop off

We recycle for you, yet we need your support keeping hazardous waste, like household batteries, out of your One Big Bin. That’s why we work with grocery and home improvement stores and other easy locations to make it convenient for you to get rid of them, while complying with state regulations to dispose of them properly. So save your old batteries and, next time you head to the store, take them with you so you can drop ‘em off while you shop!

Bel Air Supermarket located at 1039 Sunrise Ave., Roseville
Raley’s located at 1915 Douglas Blvd., Roseville
Wal-Mart located at 1400 Lead Hill Rd., Roseville
Bel-Air Supermarket located at 4008 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Savemart Supermarket located at 5060 Foothills Blvd., Roseville
Ace Hardware located at 108-A Harding Blvd., 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
Civic Center located at 311 Vernon St., Roseville
Radio Shack located at 920 Pleasant Grove Blvd. #120, 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
Raley's located at 4051 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd, Roseville

For other locations, visit the regional recycling website:

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. Residents simply call 774-5780 to schedule a pick-up time at their home. Pick-ups can occur as often as once a month.

Universal Waste Items Accepted

  • Common Household Batteries and button batteries like those found in hearing aids
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs and Other Mercury-Containing Lamps
  • Older Thermostats that contain mercury
  • Electrical Switches and Relays
  • Pilot Light Sensors
  • Mercury Gauges
  • Mercury Added Novelties like greeting cards that play music when opened
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Electronic Waste
  • Electronic items such as televisions, computers, computer monitors and printers
  • Printers, VCR’s, stereos, cell phones, telephones and radios
  • Automotive Waste
  • Motor Oil, Motor Oil Filters and Automotive Batteries
  • Cooking Fats, Oils and Grease - must be sealed in a plastic container and marked
  • Water heaters

Need to properly dispose of an old smoke detector? Click here to find out how.

City of Roseville
Solid Waste Division
(916) 774-5780

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 or call 543-3960.