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  • Automotive
    • AntifreezeAntifreeze
    • Motor OilMotor Oil
    • Oil FiltersOil Filters
    • TiresTires
  • Batteries
    • Car BatteriesBatteries - Automotive or Boat
    • Household BatteriesBatteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
    • Rechargeable BatteriesBatteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Bulky
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • MattressesMattresses & Box Springs
    • Old FurnitureFurniture - Non-working
  • Construction
    • Dirt & SoilSoil - Clean
    • DrywallDrywall
    • InsulationInsulation - Used
    • Mixed DebrisMixed Debris
    • PlywoodWood - Engineered/Composite
    • Untreated WoodWood - Untreated
  • Electronics
    • Cell Phones (Broken)Cell Phones - Non-working
    • ComputersComputers - Working
    • Monitors (Working)Computer Monitors - Working
    • Non-working ElectronicsElectronics - Non-working
    • Televisions (Working)Television - Working
  • Glass
    • Broken GlasswareGlassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Plate GlassPlate Glass
  • Hazardous
    • Propane CylindersCompressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
    • Smoke DetectorsSmoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
    • CleanersHousehold Cleaners
    • Compact Fluorescent BulbsLight Bulbs - CFLs
    • Fire ExtinguishersFire Extinguishers
    • PesticidesHazardous Materials & Wastes
  • Medical
    • Needles & SyringesNeedles & Syringes
    • Over-the-counter DrugsMedications
    • Prescription DrugsMedications
  • Metal
    • Large Appliances (Working)Major Household Appliances - Working
    • Large Broken AppliancesMajor Household Appliances - Non-working
    • Scrap MetalScrap Metal
  • Organic Waste
    • Christmas TreesChristmas Trees
    • Food ScrapsFood Scraps
    • Yard DebrisYard Trimmings & Plant Debris
  • Paint
    • Empty Paint ContainersPaint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
    • Old Spray PaintAerosol Can - Non-empty
    • Unopened PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
    • Used PaintPaint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Plastic
    • Bubble WrapBubble Wrap
    • CDs and DVDsCD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
    • Plastic BagsPlastic Bags
    • VHS TapesCassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working

Item Index

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A

  • ABS Plastic
  • Aerosol Can - Empty
  • Aerosol Can - Non-empty
  • Agricultural Plastics & Film
  • Air Conditioner - Non-working
  • Air Conditioner - Working
  • Air Mattress - Non-working
  • Aluminum Cans - CRV
  • Aluminum Foil & Pans - Clean
  • Ammunition
  • Antifreeze
  • Arts and Crafts Supplies & Materials
  • Asbestos
  • Aseptic Packs
  • Ashes - Grill/Fireplace
  • Asphalt
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Non-working
  • Audio & Visual Equipment - Working
  • Auto Glass
  • Auto Parts & Scrap
  • Auto Upholstery - Non-working

B

  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Non-working
  • Baby Furniture & Equipment - Working
  • Balloons - Used
  • Barbeque Grill - Non-working
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathroom Fixtures
  • Batteries - Automotive or Boat
  • Batteries - Electric Vehicle
  • Batteries - Household - Non-rechargeable
  • Batteries - Household - Rechargeable (up to 5 lbs)
  • Batteries - Industrial
  • Batteries - Solar Power Storage
  • Beverage Containers - Mixed
  • Bicycle - Non-working
  • Bicycle - Scrap & Parts
  • Bicycle - Working
  • Bimetal Cans - CRV
  • Bimetal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Blueprint Paper
  • Boat Upholstery - Non-working
  • Books - Children's
  • Books - Hard Cover
  • Books - Hard Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Soft Cover
  • Books - Soft Cover - Non-working
  • Books - Textbooks
  • Bricks
  • Bricks - Broken
  • Bubble Envelopes - Paper or Mylar
  • Bubble Envelopes - Plastic
  • Bubble Wrap
  • Building Materials - Reclaimed/Reusable
  • Burlap

C

  • Cabinets - Working
  • Cables & Wires - Non-working
  • Cables & Wires - Working
  • Camera Film & Slides
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Non-working
  • Cameras & Camcorders - Working
  • Cardboard
  • Cardboard - Foil-lined
  • Cardboard - Waxed
  • Cardboard - Wet
  • Carpet
  • Carpet Padding
  • Cars & Boats
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Commercially Made - Working
  • Cassette & VHS Tapes - Non-working
  • CD/DVD - Commercially Made - Working
  • CD/DVD - Non-working/Non-commercial
  • CD/DVD Jewel Cases
  • Ceiling Tile
  • Cell Phones - Non-working
  • Cell Phones - Working
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Broken
  • Ceramics & Pottery - Working
  • Child Car Seats - Non-working/Expired/Accident
  • Child Car Seats - Working/Non-Expired/Accident Free
  • Christmas Lights - Non-working
  • Christmas Lights - Working
  • Christmas Trees
  • Christmas Trees - Artificial
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Cinder Blocks
  • Cinder Blocks - Broken
  • Cleaning Wipes - Used
  • Clocks & Watches - Non-working
  • Clocks & Watches - Working
  • Cloth Diapers & Accessories
  • Clothes Hangers - Metal - Working
  • Clothes Hangers - Non-working
  • Clothes Hangers - Working
  • Clothing - Children's
  • Clothing - Good Condition
  • Clothing - Maternity & Nursing
  • Clothing - Poor Condition
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Non-working
  • Clothing - Undergarments - Working
  • Coffee Pods - Compostable
  • Coffee Pods - Metal/Plastic
  • Collectibles
  • Compostable Plastic Bags - BPI Certified
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Refillable
  • Compressed Gas Cylinders - Single-use/Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Non-working
  • Computer Accessories - Working
  • Computer Monitors - Non-working
  • Computer Monitors - Working
  • Computers - Non-working
  • Computers - Working
  • Concrete
  • Concrete With Rebar
  • Condiment/Toiletry Packets - Empty
  • Construction & Demolition Debris
  • Cooking Oil/Grease/Fats
  • Copy Machines - Non-working
  • Copy Machines - Working
  • Corks - Natural
  • Corks - Plastic/Synthetic

D

  • Dead Animals
  • Deconstruction Services
  • Dental Chair - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Non-working
  • Dishwasher - Working
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - New
  • Disposable Diapers & Wipes - Used
  • Doors
  • Drums - Metal
  • Drums - Paper
  • Drums - Plastic
  • Dryer & Vacuum Lint
  • Drywall

E

  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Clean
  • Egg Cartons - Paper - Soiled
  • Egg Cartons - Plastic
  • Electronics - Non-working
  • Electronics - Working
  • Envelopes - Paper
  • Espresso Machines - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Non-working
  • Exercise Equipment - Working
  • Exit Signs - Non-working
  • Explosives
  • Eyeglasses

F

  • Facial Tissues - Used
  • Ferrous Scrap Metal/Steel
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Fire Hoses - Non-working
  • Flares - Marine
  • Flares - Road
  • Flooring - Non-working
  • Flooring - Working
  • Foam Padding
  • Food for Donation
  • Food Scraps
  • Food Service Ware - Compostable - BPI Certified Products
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Poly-coated
  • Food Service Ware - Paper Products - Uncoated
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Clamshells/To-Go Containers/Trays
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Cups & Plates
  • Food Service Ware - Plastic Utensils
  • Food Service Ware - Reusables
  • Food Service Ware - Styrofoam Products
  • Food Service Ware - To-Go Cup Lids
  • Food Service Ware - Wood/Bamboo Products
  • Freezer - Non-working
  • Freezer - Working
  • Frozen Food Boxes
  • Fuel
  • Furniture - Non-working
  • Furniture - Small - Working
  • Furniture - Working

G

  • Game Cartridges - Non-working
  • Game Cartridges -Working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Non-working
  • Gaming Systems & Accessories - Working
  • Garage Doors - Non-working
  • Gel Ice Packs
  • Gift Tissue Paper
  • Glass Bottles & Jars - Non-CRV
  • Glass Bottles - CRV
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Non-working
  • Glassware - Decorative & Kitchen - Working
  • Grandma's Fruitcake
  • Greeting Cards - Musical/Electronic Piece
  • Greeting Cards - Unused

H

  • Hair and Fur Trimmings
  • Hardware & Fasteners
  • Hazardous Materials & Wastes
  • Hearing Aids
  • Helium Tanks - Empty
  • Helium Tanks - Non-empty
  • Holiday & Seasonal Items - Working
  • Hoses - Garden/Rubber - Non-working
  • Hot Tub & Accessories - Non-working
  • Household Cleaners
  • Houseware - Non-working
  • Houseware - Working

I

  • Industrial Equipment
  • Ink Cartridges
  • Inks
  • Insulation - New/Unused
  • Insulation - Used

J

  • Jewelry
  • Jewelry - Non-working
  • Junk Mail Opt-Out

K

  • Keys
  • Kitchen Fixtures
  • Knives & Shears - Non-working

L

  • Lab Equipment
  • Lab Glassware - Poor Condition
  • Lab Glassware - Working
  • Lab Plastics - New/Unused
  • Lab Plastics - Used
  • Lacquers/Stains/Varnishes
  • Lava Rock
  • Lawnmower - Non-working
  • Lawnmower - Working
  • Lead Paint Chips
  • Lead-Painted Materials
  • Leather Remnants & Scraps
  • Light Bulbs - CFLs
  • Light Bulbs - Fluorescent Tubes
  • Light Bulbs - Incandescent/Halogen
  • Light Bulbs - LED
  • Lighting Fixtures - Non-working
  • Lighting Fixtures - Working
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Good Condition
  • Linens/Blankets/Towels - Poor Condition
  • Living Plants
  • Luggage - Non-working
  • Luggage - Working

M

  • Magazines
  • Major Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Major Household Appliances - Working
  • Mannequins
  • Manure
  • Marine Supplies & Equipment
  • Maternity & Nursing Supplies - Working
  • Mattresses & Box Springs
  • Medals/Trophies/Ribbons
  • Medical Equipment & Surplus
  • Medical Waste
  • Medications
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Mercury-Containing Items
  • Metal Bottle Caps
  • Metal Cans - Non-CRV
  • Metal Jar Lids
  • Metal Pipe
  • Metal Sinks & Toilets
  • Microscopes & Accessories - Non-working
  • Microwave - Non-working
  • Microwave - Working
  • Mirror - Broken
  • Mixed Debris
  • Motor Oil
  • Moving Boxes & Packing Materials
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Non-working
  • Musical Instruments & Gear - Working

N

  • Nail polish - Empty
  • Nail polish - Non-empty
  • Needles & Syringes
  • Neon Lights
  • Newspaper
  • Non-ferrous Scrap Metal

O

  • Office chairs - Non-working
  • Office Furniture/Equipment - Working
  • Oil Filters
  • Oil-filled Heaters - Non-working
  • Oxygen Cylinders

P

  • Packaged Food - Expired/Non-working
  • Packaged Foodgrade Liquids - Expired/ Non-working
  • Packing Peanuts - Starch-based
  • Packing Peanuts - Styrofoam
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - New/Unopened
  • Paint - Interior & Exterior - Non-empty
  • Paint Cans & Buckets - Empty & Dry
  • Pallets - Plastic - Reusable
  • Pallets - Wooden - Broken
  • Pallets - Wooden - Working
  • Paper
  • Paper - Carbon
  • Paper - Plastic Laminated
  • Paper - Shredded
  • Paper Bags
  • Paper Bags - Polycoated
  • Paper Carton Containers - Plastic-coated
  • Paper Receipts - Thermal
  • Paper Straws
  • Paper Towels & Napkins
  • Paperboard Boxes/Tubes
  • Personal & Beauty Care Products - New/Unused
  • Personal Care & Beauty Packaging - Empty
  • Pet Supplies - Working
  • Pet Waste
  • Pet Waste - Vegetarian
  • Phonebooks
  • Photographs
  • Pianos and Organs - Non-working
  • Pianos and Organs - Working
  • Pill Bottles - Empty
  • Pillows - Bed
  • Pillows - Decorative
  • Pillows - Poor Condition
  • Pizza Box - Greasy
  • Pizza Box - Non-greasy
  • Plant Pots - Broken
  • Plant Pots - Ceramic
  • Plant Pots - Plastic
  • Plastic Bags
  • Plastic Bottle - CRV
  • Plastic Bottle - Non-CRV
  • Plastic Bucket
  • Plastic Corrugated Signs
  • Plastic Film & Wrap
  • Plastic Lids & Caps - Bottles and Jars
  • Plastic Packaging - Blisterpak
  • Plastic Strapping
  • Plastic Straws
  • Plastic Tarps
  • Plastic Wide Mouth Container
  • Plate Glass
  • Plexiglass
  • Plumbing Fixtures & Supplies
  • Polyester Batting/Filling
  • Pool Cover - Non-working
  • Porcelain Toilets & Sinks
  • Pots & Pans - Non-working
  • Pots & Pans - Working
  • Printers/Faxes - Non-working
  • Printers/Faxes - Working
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Empty Single-use
  • Propane Cylinders - 1 lb - Refillable
  • Purses & Backpacks - Non-working
  • Purses & Backpacks - Working
  • PVC

R

  • Radios - Non-working
  • Rags - Paint/Chemical/Oil Soiled
  • Railroad Ties
  • Records
  • Refrigerator - Non-working
  • Refrigerator - Working
  • Reusable Bags
  • Rigid Plastics
  • Rock/Gravel - Clean
  • Roofing - Asphalt Composition Shingles
  • Roofing - Clay Tile
  • Roofing - Concrete Tile
  • Roofing - Tar & Gravel
  • Roofing - Wood Shingles
  • Roofing Materials - Reclaimed
  • Rubber Bands
  • Rubber Items
  • Rugs & Mats - Non-working
  • Rugs & Mats - Working

S

  • Sand
  • Satellite Dish - Non-working
  • Sawdust - Composite Wood/Painted Wood
  • Sawdust - Untreated Wood
  • School/Office Supplies - Working
  • Scrap Metal
  • Sewing Machine - Working
  • Sewing Machines - Non-working
  • Shoes - Good Condition
  • Shoes - Poor Condition
  • Shower Curtain Liners - Non-working
  • Single-use Personal Care & Beauty Products - Used
  • Single-use Personal Protective Equipment - Used
  • Small Engines - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Non-working
  • Small Household Appliances - Working
  • Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms - Non-working
  • Snack Packaging - Composite Film
  • Soil - Clean
  • Soil - Contaminated
  • Solar Panels - Non-working
  • Solar Panels - Working
  • Sponges - Natural
  • Sponges - Synthetic
  • Sporting Goods - Non-working
  • Sporting Goods - Working
  • Stove/Oven - Non-working
  • Stove/Oven - Working
  • Straw/Hay
  • Strawberry Baskets - Plastic
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Styrofoam Blocks
  • Styrofoam Sheets

T

  • Tape - Used
  • Tea Bags
  • Telephones
  • Television - Non-working
  • Television - Working
  • Tennis Balls - Non-working
  • Tents and Outdoor Gear - Non-working
  • Textiles - Good Condition/Size
  • Thermostats
  • Tile
  • Tire/Rubber Scraps
  • Tires
  • Tires - Bicycle
  • Toner Cartridges
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Garden - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Hand - Working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Non-working
  • Tools & Accessories - Power - Working
  • Toys & Games - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Plastic Parts Only
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics
  • Toys & Games - With Electronics - Non-working
  • Toys & Games - Working
  • Transparency Film Plastic
  • Transport Containers - Reusable
  • Trash Compactor
  • Typewriters - Non-working
  • Typewriters - Working
  • Tyvek

V

  • Vacuum Cleaner Bags & Filters
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Non-working
  • Vacuum Cleaners - Working
  • Vaporizers
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Non-working
  • VCRs/CD/DVD Players - Working
  • Video Projectors - Non-working

W

  • Washer/Dryer - Non-working
  • Washer/Dryer - Working
  • Water Bottles - Reusable
  • Water Coolers - Non-working
  • Water Coolers - Working
  • Water Filters
  • Water Heaters - Non-working
  • Water Heaters - Working
  • Wax & Parchment Paper
  • Wedding Items
  • Wigs
  • Window Screens
  • Window Treatments - Non-working
  • Window Treatments - Working
  • Windows - Working
  • Wood - Engineered/Composite
  • Wood - Logs
  • Wood - Milling Services
  • Wood - Painted
  • Wood - Treated
  • Wood - Untreated
  • Wood Chips
  • Wood Scraps - Untreated
  • Wrapping Paper - Metallic
  • Wrapping Paper - Non-Metallic

X

  • X-Ray Film

Y

  • Yard Trimmings & Plant Debris

Hazardous Waste

This item is hazardous and requires proper disposal.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Pressure treated, preserved wood, or treated wood waste (including the sawdust), referred to as TWW, has preserving chemicals like arsenic, chromium, copper, creosote, and pentachlorophenol which are carcinogenic (toxic) and has tell-tale indentations. These chemicals help protect the wood from insect attack and fungal decay while it’s being used. Fence posts, sill plates, landscape timbers, pilings, guardrails, decking, and railroad ties are some examples. TWW does not include wood painted with "copper green." Painted, engineered, stained, laquered, plywood/composite wood may go in the garbage.

What are some things to look for when determining if wood is treated or not

  • Treated wood end tag
  • Wood manufacturer stamp codes
  • Indentations on the surface of the wood (as seen in the photo above)
  • When cut, staining is visible around the perimeter only
  • Discoloration (e.g. green or dark brown appearance)
  • Odor

Figure 1: Image of pressure treated wood showing indentations from treatment.

Treated wood may have an end tag that looks like the figure below.

Figure 2: Image showing an example of a TWW label, indicating the brand, use description, inspector, retention, treating company, preservative, and use category. Photo credit: National Pesticide Information Center.

What doesn’t qualify as treated wood?

  • Natural wood with no chemical preservatives.
  • Natural wood that is painted or has a surface finish such as lacquer, shellac, polyurethane and varnish.

On August 31, 2021, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 332 and the bill takes effect immediately. AB332 adopts new Alternative Management Standards (AMS) for treated wood waste that are codified in Health and Safety Code section 25230. As a result of the chaptering of the bill, all treated wood waste variances issued by DTSC since March 2021 are now inoperative and have no further effect. The variances are no longer necessary because they have been replaced by the AMS. The new AMS are similar to the rules that applied under the variance program, except that no variance is required.  AB 332 Text

DTSC has updated their TWW information in the following links:

Highlights from their FAQs are below:

TWW is prohibited from being burned, chipped, ground, or mulched. 

Households typically generate TWW when a fence or deck is replaced. Under AMS, households must abide by the following conditions:

  1. Do not burn the TWW.
  2. Do not remove or destroy any marking identifying the wood as treated wood.
  3. Keep TWW segregated from other materials.
  4. Store less than 1,000 pounds of TWW for no more than 30 days following its removal from use.
  5. Transport TWW to an authorized TWW facility. 
  6. Identify TWW to TWW facility personnel.

Businesses see the above and must label TWW bundle/shipments accordingly (see full details here.)

Figure 3: Image showing an example of a TWW accumulation label, indicating the TWW handler, name, address, and accumulation date.

Disposal facilities need to enter disposal information into the treated wood waste tracking system linked below:

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