Universal Waste and Electronic Waste

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As of Feb. 8, 2006, residents may no longer dispose of universal waste, including batteries, electronic devices, fluorescent lights, and mercury thermostats in the trash, according to the State of California’s Department of Toxic Substance Control. The following items are included in the new universal waste ban:

  • Computer Monitors
  • Televisions
  • Telephones
  • Microwave Ovens
  • VCRs
  • Computer(s)
  • Printers
  • Space Heaters
  • Clothes Irons
  • Radios/Stereos
  • Cell/Mobile Phones
  • Fluorescent Tubes [PDF]
  • Greeting Cards containing batteries

When these items are generated as a part of owning/ maintaining your home in the City of Barstow, you must dispose of them at Burrtec Waste or the Household Hazardous Waste facility in Barstow. The following is a list of items accepted at each location.

(Call for County Programs)

Burrtec Waste
2340 W. Main Street- Barstow
Mon.- Sat. during normal business hours
(760) 256-2730

  • Computer monitors
  • Appliances/Scrap Metal
  • Televisions
  • Telephones
  • Microwave ovens
  • VCRs
  • Computer(s)
  • Printers
  • Space heaters
  • Clothes irons
  • Radios/ Stereos
  • Cell/ Mobile phones
  • Yard waste
  • Tennis shoes


Household Hazardous
Waste Bin
900 S. Avenue “H”- Barstow
Saturdays 9-2 p.m.
(760) 255-5126

  • Fluorescent light tubes
  • All batteries
  • Paint products
  • Chemical cleaners
  • Household generated motor oil
  • Oil/Oil filters
  • Anti-freeze
  • Hobby / Pool supplies
  • Items Containing Mercury
  • Toner / Laser Cartridges
  • Expired medication
  • Cooking Oil
  • Sharps Containsers / Needles

For more information on disposing any of the newly banned items in your home, please contact the City of Barstow’s Environmental Services Administrator for Solid Waste  at (760) 255-5126.


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