City of El Cajon Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (Appointment Only)

Services are reserved to residents of the City of El Cajon.

El Cajon residents may drop off household hazardous waste items (such as CRTs) free of charge at 950 O’Connor St., El Cajon, by appointment only, on Saturdays

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste is accepted.

Hazardous waste is unused or leftover portions of products containing toxic chemicals used around the home. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous.


Drop off  by appointment only every Saturday of the month between 10 AM – 1 PM at 950 O’Connor St, El Cajon, CA 92020. Proof of residency required.

Hours of operation:

-Every Saturday of the month by appointment only. Book a timeslot  online, email, or call (619) 287-5696 ext. 4270 to schedule an appointment.

Maximum Transportation Limits: 

-15 gallons of liquid or 125 pounds total volume of household hazardous waste.

Handling instructions:

-Leave products in the existing container, if possible.

-Ensure lids are on tight so containers will no leak.

-Transport containers in the trunk or in the back of the vehicle away from passengers and pets

-Do not transport over 15 gallons or 125 pounds at one time.

-Containers used for transport must be no larger than a 5 gallon bucket.

Other requirements:

-Bring proof of residency in the form of a drivers license or a utility bill.

-Gasoline needs to be in an approved container, commonly found at auto parts stores. Please note, containers are not returned.

-Needles/sharps should be transported in a rigid, puncture-resistant, tightly-sealed container, including: bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles, or coffee cans with lids.

-Empty containers can be recycled in your blue bin.



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