Escondido Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (By Appointment Only) – City of Escondido Residents

Services at this facility are reserved for residents of the City of Escondido and Unincorporated County residents only. This entry is for City of Escondido residents ONLY.

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste is accepted.

Drop off every other Saturday by appointment only for City of Escondido residents between 9 AM – 12:30 PM at 1044 W. Washington Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025. Proof of residency required.

Hours of operation:

-Two Saturdays per month from 9 AM – 12:30 PM. Call Escondido Disposal at (760) 745-3203 to schedule an appointment. Proof of residency is required.

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.

– All container labels must be legible (no worn-off labels)

-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.

-Do not mix different products into one container

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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