Caltrans Free Dumpster Day Events 2024

Free Disposal Dumpster Day Events 2024

Clean California Initiative- Free Dumpsters Available at Select Locations to Prevent Illegal Dumping and Highway Debris

Caltrans welcomes the public to bring non-hazardous, unwanted items to the nearest Dump Day event where staff will be on-site to accept household waste and approved debris free of charge

Next Free Disposal Events

Saturday, May 18th, 8 AM to 12 PM

  • Kearny Mesa Maintenance Yard: 7181 Opportunity Rd., San Diego  92111
  • Santee Maintenance Yard: 8502 Railroad Av., Santee  92071

Prohibited items

That will not be accepted include hazardous waste (batteries, paint, oils, flammables, etc.), construction debris (concrete, dirt, asphalt, asbestos), compressed gas, aerosols, treated wood waste, refrigerators, and freezers. Four mattresses and four tires separated from the rims per household will be accepted.

Scheduled events and prohibited items are subject to change. Additional events may be added as Caltrans partners with local public agencies, non-government organizations, and community groups. For the most up to date information, visit,, or follow @SDCaltrans on Facebook and Twitter.

Caltrans reminds motorists to properly secure and tarp all cargo loads prior to driving. Transporting unsecured loads is unsafe, illegal, and pollutes California’s roads and waterways. Loads that are not tied down, enclosed, or secured by tarps or other means, will not be accepted.


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