Ramona Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility (Appointment Only)

Services are reserved to residents of Unincorporated San Diego County only. 

Household hazardous waste and electronic waste is accepted.

Railroad ties are accepted but must be cut down into 3 feet in length maximum. maximum quantity allowed is 125 pounds per vehicle. This abides by the California state law on hazardous waste transportation limits.

Did you know that household cleaners are considered hazardous waste? Learn more about it by visiting our Resources page.


Drop off by appointment only at 324 Maple St. Ramona, CA 92065. This facility is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday excluding holidays. Call 1 (877) R1-EARTH to schedule an appointment or click to schedule an appointment. Proof of residency is required.

-Drop off batteries, e-waste, needles/sharps, and FOG’s (fat, oil, grease) any time during regular business hours. Monday-Saturday 7AM-4:30PM.

Pick up is available for residents 65+ years of age or home-bound. To schedule a pick-up call 1 (877) R1-EARTH.

Hours of operation: 

-Call Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM to request an appointment.

Maximum Transportation Limits: 

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

-No more than 25 fluorescent tubes and no more than 5 computer/television monitors per appointment.

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.

-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.

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.

-Painted wood, pressure treated wood, or railroad ties should be cut into pieces about 2-3 feet in length or smaller.

-Satellites must be small dish network satellites not larger than 2 ½ diameter

-Road flares accepted, no marine flares

The facility will NOT accept business waste, tires, explosives, radioactive material, or medical waste!

Easy link to County HHW resources: http://sdhhw.org


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