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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 3, 2015
January 17, 2015

February 7, 2015
February 21, 2015

March 7, 2015
March 21, 2015

April 11, 2015
April 25, 2015

May 9, 2015
May 30, 2015

June 13, 2015
June 27, 2015
  July 11, 2015
July 25, 2015

August 8, 2015
August 22, 2015

September 12, 2015
September 26, 2015

October 10, 2015
October 24, 2015

November 7, 2015
November 21, 2015

December 5, 2015
December 19, 2015


Paint may not be placed out for curbside collection or disposed of in a bin/container meant for solid waste. FREE paint recycling is available at drop-off sites throughout California. Most of these sites are at paint retailers (paint, hardware, and home improvement stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any resident and business in California. These stores accept paint whenever they are open for business. Below is a link where you can find a drop-off site near you and view hours and restrictions. 

>>Find a PaintCare drop-off location 

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