County Residential Hazardous Waste Pick-up (Residents 65+ years old or homebound)

Services are reserved to Unincorporated San Diego County residents who are 65+ years old or home-bound only. 

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste is accepted.


-Pick up is scheduled by appointment only. Please call 1-877-R-1-EARTH or 1-877-713-2784 to make a request.

Hours of operation:

-Call Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 1PM to request an appointment.

Maximum Transportation Limits: 

-15 gallons of liquid or 125 pounds total volume of hazardous waste. Televisions and monitors no bigger than 70″.

Handling instruction: 

-Leave products in the existing container, if possible.

-Make sure lids are on tight so containers will not leak.

-Fiberglass must be double-bagged with no air in the bags (so they are less likely to rip) and have a total weight of no more than 125 pounds.

Railroad ties are accepted but must be cut down into 4 feet in length maximum.

Other requirements: 

-Before calling please make a brief inventory of the items to be picked up, including the number of containers, how much material is in them (gallons or pounds), and the condition of items. A pickup will not be officially scheduled until inventory is complete. 

The County has access to two permanent HHW collection facilities to accept HHW from unincorporated County residents.  The locations are:

324 Maple Street, Ramona, 92065
(Ramona Disposal Transfer Station)Appointments Required
call (877) 713-2784 for an appointment or click for our online appointment scheduler Appointments available 1st and 3rd Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.
El Cajon

925 O’Connor St, El Cajon, 92020

(Waste Management Transfer Station)
Appointments Required
Call (619)596-5100 for an appt.

Appointments available Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.


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