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About this Publication: Household Universal Waste Generation in California

Title: Household Universal Waste Generation in California
Date Published on the Web: 8/8/2002
Document Date: 8/1/2002
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Publication Type: Report
Publication Number: 520-2002-0004
Description: This report examines California jurisdictions’ capacity to handle universal waste (u-waste) and householders’ awareness and utilization of household hazardous waste (HHW) facilities and events. Report presents survey findings relative to county HHW programs that collect and manage u-waste items--fluorescent tubes, household batteries, and mercury thermostats. Included are cost estimates for handling programs in FY 2000-01 and projections of u-waste generation and costs local HHW jurisdictions will incur to manage u-wastes in 2006. Also included are results of statewide householder survey.
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