Universal waste (U-waste) is a type of hazardous waste that is commonly generated by residents, businesses, and the campus community under normal circumstances. U-waste is very common and poses a lower risk to people and the environment than other hazardous wastes. It is regulated under California's "Universal Waste Rule," which requires the recycling of most types of U-waste. Please DO NOT bring U-waste that is generated off campus (e.g., from home) to CSUSM for disposal.
If you have U-waste at home, there are many electronics recycling and household hazardous waste events. You can check the county's website for participating programs and locations.
E-waste is regularly collected by a vendor from Distribution Services (DS). Please deposit E-waste in the designated metal containers during DS business hours.
Can be recycled as scrap metal if:
Must be managed as hazardous waste if:
If you have a container designated by SH&S for U-waste accumulation at your workspace, ensure that it is properly labeled. Submit a Waste Pick-Up Request prior to one year from the accumulation start date. Contact SH&S for more labels.