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Universal Waste

Batteries, light bulbs, electronic devices and any other item containing mercury are known as universal waste. By California law, these items may not be placed in your trash or recycling carts. If not disposed of properly, chemicals from universal waste can contaminate our air, our water, and even the food we eat.

Long Beach residents can dispose of their universal waste for free using one of the following options:

Note: It is against the law to transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous waste to a collection site. Residents are limited to a total of 6 pieces of electronic waste per visit to a S.A.F.E. Center.