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Household Hazardous Waste

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Reminder: the following service is for City of Escondido residents only

 • If you live outside the City of Escondido, call 1-877-713-2784 for County of San Diego Residents Hazardous Household Waste hotline.

Hazardous waste in my home?

There are many types of hazardous waste in the average home. Items such as batteries, paint, drain cleaners and bleach can hurt our environment if not disposed of properly.

How can I reduce household hazardous waste (HHW) in my home?

USE IT UP! If you use all of a product with hazardous ingredients in accordance with label directions, there is no HHW to manage. Containers that once held a hazardous product are not considered HHW if they are completely empty. If you can't use it up, see if someone else can use the remaining product.

Where can I dispose of HHW?

For your convenience, we operate a household hazardous waste facility located at 1044 West Washington Avenue in Escondido .

This facility is open on an appointment-only basis, two Saturdays per month, to City of Escondido residents only. Please call (760) 745-3203 between 8am and 5pm, Monday – Friday to find out the available dates and schedule an appointment. This will ensure that we efficiently process and serve our customers. When you arrive for your appointment, use the center express lane and follow it all the way to the back of our facility. Do not stop at scales. For more information please call (760) 745-3203.

The Escondido hazardous waste disposal facility is open these Saturdays by appointment only:

January 4, 2014
January 18, 2014

February 1, 2014
February 15, 2014

March 1, 2014
March 15, 2014
March 29, 2014

April 12, 2014
April 26, 2014

May 10, 2014
May 17, 2014
May 31, 2014

June 14, 2014
June 28, 2014
  July 12, 2014
July 26, 2014

August 9, 2014
August 23, 2014

September 6, 2014
September 20, 2014

October 4, 2014
October 18, 2014

November 1, 2014
November 15, 2014

December 6, 2014
December 20, 2014




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