Carlsbad Fire Station 6

Through Republic Services, there are now two medical sharps drop bins located at Fire Station 1 (1275 Carlsbad Village Drive) and Fire Station 6 (7201 Rancho Santa Fe).  They are open 24/7 for residents to anonymously drop off their medical sharps. These are serviced and properly disposed of by Stericycle via incineration.

Carlsbad residents can dispose of medical needles free of charge at the Palomar Transfer Station Recycling Center:

5960 El Camino Real
Monday – Saturday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Republic Services also offers simple and convenient sharps disposal services for at-home, tattoo and piercing shops, home care providers, nursing homes, small medical facilities, veterinary clinics, and more. Please call 760-332-6464 to make a request.

Carlsbad Fire Station 1

Through Republic Services, there are now two medical sharps drop bins located at Fire Station 1 (1275 Carlsbad Village Drive) and Fire Station 6 (7201 Rancho Santa Fe).  They are open 24/7 for residents to anonymously drop off their medical sharps. These are serviced and properly disposed of by Stericycle via incineration.

Carlsbad residents can dispose of medical needles free of charge at the Palomar Transfer Station Recycling Center:

5960 El Camino Real
Monday – Saturday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Republic Services also offers simple and convenient sharps disposal services for at-home, tattoo and piercing shops, home care providers, nursing homes, small medical facilities, veterinary clinics, and more. Please call 760-332-6464 to make a request.

Free Paper Shredding Event | Saturday, June 29, 9AM-12PM | SDCCU Bank (El Cajon)

Free Paper Shredding Events

SDCCU hosts free paper shredding events at our branch locations. Help your community while also protecting your personal information by bringing all your old personal documents for shredding and recycling. Whether you are a current SDCCU member or not, everyone is invited to our free paper shredding events!

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Protect your personal information
  • Protect the environment
  • Shred your paper documents for FREE

Shred-it®, the world’s leading document destruction and recycling company, provides onsite paper document shredding at no charge. Their trucks are equipped with advanced shredding technology, so your paper documents will be securely disposed of. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding, however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded.

Where Can I Shred Paper Documents for Free?

Protect your private information as well as the environment! Shred-it® will be on-site to provide confidential document destruction and recycling at the following locations:

Date Time Location
June 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* SDCCU El Cajon Branch
312 W. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020

SDCCU San Marcos Branch
790 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

SDCCU Operations Center
6545 Sequence Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

Items that cannot be shredded or accepted:

  • Batteries
  • Binders
  • Blueprints
  • Electrical items
  • Large metal objects
  • Ink cartridges and toners
  • Electronic media (USB sticks, CD/DVDs, tapes)
  • Glass
  • Pressurized containers
  • Medical waste (pills, syringes, etc.)
  • X-rays
  • Food waste
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Hard drives
  • Product samples

Please remove the items listed above from the paper documents you would like to be shredded.

Limit 2 boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per vehicle. All documents will be shredded on-site.

*Event may end prior to 12 p.m. if shredders reach capacity.

Free Paper Shredding Event | Saturday, June 29, 9AM-12PM | SDCCU Bank (San Marcos)

Free Paper Shredding Events

SDCCU hosts free paper shredding events at our branch locations. Help your community while also protecting your personal information by bringing all your old personal documents for shredding and recycling. Whether you are a current SDCCU member or not, everyone is invited to our free paper shredding events!

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Protect your personal information
  • Protect the environment
  • Shred your paper documents for FREE

Shred-it®, the world’s leading document destruction and recycling company, provides onsite paper document shredding at no charge. Their trucks are equipped with advanced shredding technology, so your paper documents will be securely disposed of. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding, however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded.

Where Can I Shred Paper Documents for Free?

Protect your private information as well as the environment! Shred-it® will be on-site to provide confidential document destruction and recycling at the following locations:

Date Time Location
June 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* SDCCU El Cajon Branch
312 W. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020SDCCU San Marcos Branch
790 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

SDCCU Operations Center
6545 Sequence Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

Items that cannot be shredded or accepted:

  • Batteries
  • Binders
  • Blueprints
  • Electrical items
  • Large metal objects
  • Ink cartridges and toners
  • Electronic media (USB sticks, CD/DVDs, tapes)
  • Glass
  • Pressurized containers
  • Medical waste (pills, syringes, etc.)
  • X-rays
  • Food waste
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Hard drives
  • Product samples

Please remove the items listed above from the paper documents you would like to be shredded.

Limit 2 boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per vehicle. All documents will be shredded on-site.

*Event may end prior to 12 p.m. if shredders reach capacity.

Newell Brands Home Fragrance – Free Recycling Progam | Terracycle

How it works

We’ve made getting started with the Newell Brands Home Fragrance Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your Newell Brands’ home fragrance products and packaging to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle it.

All Newell Brands’ home fragrance products from Yankee Candle®, WoodWick®, and Chesapeake Bay Candle®, including: candles, wax melts and melt cups, diffusers and refills, plug-ins and refills, room sprays, fragrance beads, and auto air fresheners and refills.

NOTE: This program only accepts room sprays 1.5 ounces and under. Please do not send in paper or cardboard product packaging that can be recycled curbside.

Alpine Library Friends Association

Donate Books.

Stop by the ALFA Bookstore during normal working hours;
we’re located inside the Alpine Library at:

1752 Alpine Blvd
Alpine, CA 91901

Call2Recycle Battery Collection & Recycling Services

Battery Collection & Recycling Services

Charge up battery recycling with best-in-class recycling solutions that are convenient, compliant and safe. Call2Recycle offers turnkey and flexible options to recycle your rechargeable or single-use batteries by shipping in boxes from your home or office.  For customers with larger volumes, we can also coordinate freight shipments of batteries for recycling.  Contact us at 1-877-723-1297 to learn more about these services or to discuss your recycling needs in more detail.

Flood Assistance – County of San Diego

Flood resources are listed here:

https://www.alertsandiego.org/en-us/recovery.html

Two disaster recovery centers will operate from 10am-7pm seven days a week.

Spring Valley County Library

  • 836 Kempton Street
  • Spring Valley, CA 91977

Mountain View Community Center

  • 641 South Boundary Street
  • San Diego, CA 92113

If residents lost items in the Jan 22 flood they can apply here through April 19: Home | disasterassistance.gov

FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362. The line is available from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

Encinitas Library Friends

ALL donations of books in good condition can be brought to the Friends Bookstore. Each donor is limited to four bags/boxes of books per day. We also accept magazine donations at this time.

Friends of the Encinitas Library Bookstore
540 Cornish Dr. Between “D” &  “E” Streets, two blocks east of HWY 101. 
NEW BOOKSTORE HOURS
Sunday
1PM to 4PM
Monday 10AM to 4PM
Tuesday 11AM to 4PM
Wednesday 11AM to 4PM
Thursday 10AM to 4PM
Friday 10AM to 4PM
Saturday 10AM to 4PM

Friends of the San Marcos Library

Gently used Books ,CD’s, DVD’s, Audio Books, Children’s books, Science fiction and Non-fiction books
We are just inside the library to the right when you come in.

Friends of the Fallbrook Library

We are delighted to receive your generous donations, without them there would be no bookstore!

However, we do need to set some general guidelines.
Please take a moment and review the following before bringing materials to the store.  
We can accept donations between 10 am and 3 pm, Monday through Friday.
  • ALL materials should be clean and in good condition. 

    • Magazines should be less than 6 months old
    • NO: torn covers/pages, mold/mildew, insect damage, “chewed” edges, stains, excessive highlighting/underlining or other damage

 

  • Medical/health, textbooks (other than math or science), computer related materials, law/real estate/finance

    • 5 years old or less
    • Workbooks should not be completed
  • Audio/Visual

    • DVD & DVR – movies, music, instructional (items should be in original cover/packaging)
    • CDs – will accept some music but no instructional or informational tapes (school courses)     

We CANNOT accept: 

    • ENCYCLOPEDIAS  – Most of the information is out of date and correct information can be readily accessed online
    • COLLECTIONS of National Geographic, Smithsonian, ZooNews etc
    • Phonograph records (we can provide the name of a collector)
    • Readers Digest condensed books
    • Time-Life or other “sets” (usually 10-15 volumes)
  • Please DO NOT leave materials when store is closed.  We cannot guard against theft, weather or vandalism

SodaStream Free Recycling Program | Terracycle

SodaStream® Free Recycling Program

Recycle SodaStream ® sparkling water makers

How it works

We’ve made getting started with the SodaStream® Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your SodaStream sparkling water machines to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle it.

Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

WhatABin Trash Bin Cleaning

We provide an eco-friendly trash can cleaning service for commercial and residential customers in San Diego. We clean, sanitize and deodorize your trash cans at your curbside using hot steam 200F water, on the day after your trash is collected. We are environmentally friendly, we use less water than if you were to do it yourself. We properly dispose water after cleaning.

We also provide commercial dumpster cleaning with our super truck!  We clean and sanitize your 2-10 cubic yard dumpsters. We come to your site, back up to the dumpster, flip it to our specialized bay wash, clean and disinfect it inside and outside. The whole process takes up to 10-15 minutes and we will notify you once it’s clean. For dumpster cleaning customers we provide same-day service.

Hasbro Free Recycling Programs | Terracycle

How it works

We’ve made getting started with the Hasbro Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your Hasbro toys and games to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

Please make sure your box is full and weighs at least 7 pounds before you ship. We recommend larger shipments to reduce the transportation carbon footprint of this program and allow more people to participate!

Get Started

Participating in this program is easy and FREE! See answers to frequently-asked questions here.

Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

 

Costco | Eyeglasses Donation | Chula Vista

COSTCO OPTICAL

Donation program

Your old glasses can help someone in need see clearer. Costco and Assist International, a nonprofit organization, offer an eyeglasses donation program. Look for a donation box in the optical center at your local warehouse. Costco sends your used eyewear to Assist International, and the nonprofit works with a team of volunteers and partner organizations to sort and distribute the donations to those in need, both locally and internationally. Members can donate prescription eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and readers.

Costco | Eyeglasses Donation | Clairemont

COSTCO OPTICAL

Donation program

Your old glasses can help someone in need see clearer. Costco and Assist International, a nonprofit organization, offer an eyeglasses donation program. Look for a donation box in the optical center at your local warehouse. Costco sends your used eyewear to Assist International, and the nonprofit works with a team of volunteers and partner organizations to sort and distribute the donations to those in need, both locally and internationally. Members can donate prescription eyeglasses, prescription sunglasses and readers.

Costco | Eyeglasses Donation | Santee

COSTCO OPTICAL

Donation program

Members can drop-off prescription eyeglasses, readers, & prescription and non-prescription sunglasses at at the Costco Optical Center.

Your old glasses can help someone in need see clearer. Costco and Assist International, a nonprofit organization, offer an eyeglasses donation program. Costco sends your used eyewear to Assist International, and the nonprofit works with a team of volunteers and partner organizations to sort and distribute the donations to those in need, both locally and internationally.

Terracycle – Fabrics and Clothing – Zero Waste Box

Description

Please send us any textile or fabric-based product.

What you can recycle

  • Fabric
  • Clothing
  • Textiles

This box does not accept:

  • Liners
  • Shoes
  • Purses
  • Bags
  • Hats
  • Electronic Heating Blankets
  • Textiles With Fill
  • Leather

Republic Services Borrego Landfill

Landfills serve the nation’s communities and businesses by providing a safe area for non-hazardous solid waste to be properly deposited. Republic Services’ focus is creating minimal impact on the surrounding areas by utilizing advanced technologies and materials to create efficient and sustainable facilities. Visitors can bring a variety on non-hazardous materials to our landfills for disposal. View the location details for hours of operation, and to learn more about material drop-off instructions

Subaru Free Recycling Program – Carlsbad

Subaru Free Recycling Program

Recycle disposable cups, lids, straws, candy and snack wrappers, and coffee and creamer capsules

Today, it’s a disposable cup or snack wrapper. Tomorrow, it could be a bench outside your local school. Over the past five years, participating Subaru retailers have been at the center of an effort to collect hard-to-recycle trash that would normally go into a landfill. Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle to keep this waste out of landfills and transform it into useful goods that benefit our communities, and it’s making a difference.

Subaru Free Recycling Program – National City

Subaru Free Recycling Program

Recycle disposable cups, lids, straws, candy and snack wrappers, and coffee and creamer capsules

Today, it’s a disposable cup or snack wrapper. Tomorrow, it could be a bench outside your local school. Over the past five years, participating Subaru retailers have been at the center of an effort to collect hard-to-recycle trash that would normally go into a landfill. Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle to keep this waste out of landfills and transform it into useful goods that benefit our communities, and it’s making a difference.

Subaru Free Recycling Program – Kearny Mesa

Subaru Free Recycling Program

Recycle disposable cups, lids, straws, candy and snack wrappers, and coffee and creamer capsules

Today, it’s a disposable cup or snack wrapper. Tomorrow, it could be a bench outside your local school. Over the past five years, participating Subaru retailers have been at the center of an effort to collect hard-to-recycle trash that would normally go into a landfill. Subaru has partnered with TerraCycle to keep this waste out of landfills and transform it into useful goods that benefit our communities, and it’s making a difference.

Terracycle bins are located in our service drive and our service lounge. Feel free to park in guest parking!

O’Reilly Auto Parts – Spring Valley (Sweetwater Rd)

This location accepts used motor oil, car/motorcycle batteries and oil filters at no charge. Limit 5-gal per person per day.

Oil contaminated with water, gas, or other automotive fluids will not be accepted. Call 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest household hazardous waste collection center.

Call this certified collection center to ensure hours and program participation.

Tool Loaner Program

Doing a repair that requires a special tool? O’Reilly Auto Parts makes it easy with our Loaner Tool Program.

We make tough jobs easy with the O’Reilly Auto Parts loaner tool program. With over 80 specialized loaner tools available, we’re sure to have a tool in stock to help you get the job done right the first time. Simply purchase the needed parts and put down a deposit on the loaner tool. Return the tool in the original condition and receive a full refund. Need the tool for the next repair? Just keep it. The deposit is the purchase price. It’s that easy.

Tool availability may vary from store to store, contact your local O’Reilly Auto Parts store to check on the tool you need.

The Tire Choice – Spring Valley

This location accepts used motor oil and oil filters at no charge.

Oil contaminated with water, gas, or other automotive fluids will not be accepted. Call 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest household hazardous waste collection center.

Tires are also accepted for recycling for a fee ($3/tire)

Call this certified collection center to ensure hours and program participation.

Valvoline Instant Oil Change – Spring Valley

Oil contaminated with water, gas, or other automotive fluids will not be accepted. Call 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest household hazardous waste collection center.

Call this certified collection center to ensure hours and program participation.

Ramona Tire Pros

Tire recycling starts at $5 per tire. Must be clean of water and debris.

Accepts up to 10 tires per resident.

Father Joes Villages Thrift Store & Donation Center – Hillcrest

Donations accepted Tuesday-Sunday 10AM until donation capacity is reached. Please call 619-255-1255 prior to coming to the store to donate goods.
We accept most donations of items in gently used and working condition. All donations are sold as is, so they must be clean and in good condition. When we receive an item that cannot be sold in our stores or easily recycled, we have to pay for disposal. This means that less funds go towards helping our neighbors in need. Please read both the list of items we accept and the list of items we are not able to accept on the website.
https://my.neighbor.org/take-action/donate-goods/

Sunshine Market and Refillery

Zero Waste Products for Sustainable Living

 

Sunshine Market & Refillery is your friendly neighborhood (zero-waste) grocery store founded with one goal in mind: to reduce waste. To that end, we’ve made it our mission to provide the community with a sustainable source for grocery products and everyday essentials.

 

FAQs

What do you sell?

From household cleaners, to skin care, to non-perishables and more, we sell anything a typical grocery store sells. Don’t see something you want? Feel free to submit a suggestion!

What is a zero waste grocery store?

A zero-waste grocery store is just a regular grocery store, with one small difference: No single use plastic products are sold! And since every product is sold in bulk, customers can purchase any quantity they’d like.

How does it work? 

It’s simple. Bring your reusable containers, weigh them, fill them, then weigh them again. This way, the weight of your container is deducted and you only pay for what you need.

What if I don’t have my own containers?

No problem! There are reusable containers available for purchase in the store. We also have a community shelf where people have donated jars for anyone to use. 

How does this contribute to sustainability?

By making the switch to reusable glass containers, together we are reducing the amount of single use plastics sent to our landfills and polluting our oceans.

Kohl’s (Plastic Bag & Film Recycling) – Encinitas

THIS CENTER IS ACCEPTING PLASTIC BAGS AT THIS TIME!

With drop-off bins located near the front of their stores nationwide, it’s now easier than ever for customers to help the environment while shopping at Kohl’s. They accept plastic film packing, shopping bags, bread bags, ziplock bags, and dry-cleaning bags. You can also recycle hangers at Kohl’s. Please drop off your clean and dry items here!

Polycarbin – Science Lab Recycling Services

Extend the Life of Your Plastics
In the field of science alone, 12 billion pounds of plastic are wasted each year. By participating in the only circular economy in the life sciences, you can help extend the life of your plastics by ensuring they are remanufactured into new lab products rather than downcycled.
Pick which Polycarbin solution is right for your lab.
View services here

Lego Playback

LEGO® Replay is an easy-to-use platform that allows you to donate your well-loved LEGO bricks and share the power of play – helping kids to problem-solve, collaborate, and think creatively. With LEGO Replay, in partnership with Target, worlds of play can be rebuilt and reimagined many times over, inspiring the builders of tomorrow.

All donations ship for free.

 

Where do your bricks go

We work closely with multiple donation partners who proudly give your much-loved LEGO bricks new life. The children who receive the bricks continue to play with them, creating endlessly. By donating through LEGO Replay, you can help give thousands of American children the chance to learn through play and continue their growth.

Ready to donate?

Please click below to review the requirements and start your donation.

Mattel Playback

With Mattel PlayBack, when possible, we’ll recover the materials so they can be reused as recycled content in new products. For materials that cannot be repurposed as recycled content into new toys, Mattel PlayBack will either downcycle those materials into other plastic products or convert them from waste to energy.

The program currently accepts Barbie®, Fisher-Price®, Matchbox® and MEGA™ toys for recycling. Please see FAQs for more information.

To get a free shipping label for qualifying toys, go to Mattel’s official site and click the “Get Started” button. The label will be emailed to you one hour after submitting your request.

 

Terracycle – Zero Waste Box – Safety Equipment and Protective Gear

Shop Zero Waste Box

Zero Waste Boxes make recycling convenient and easy. They’re the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and events looking to recycle more and keep trash out of landfills.

Safety Equipment and Protective Gear

Items Accepted

  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Latex Gloves
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Non Woven Disposable Sleeve
  • Non Woven Disposable Masks
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Plugs
  • Nylon Safety Vests

How it works

We make recycling easy: simply choose the Zero Waste Box™ for what you’d like to recycle, fill the box, and send it back to TerraCycle when you’re ready. We take care of the rest!
1. Shop
Browse our selection of Zero Waste Boxes and select the one that fits your needs.

Browse Boxes

2. Collect

Fill your Zero Waste Box with the trash you’d like to recycle.

 

3. Ship

When filled, send your box back to us using the attached prepaid shipping label and we’ll #RecycleEverything!

Terracycle – Zero Waste Box – Household Items

Shop Zero Waste Box

Zero Waste Boxes make recycling convenient and easy. They’re the perfect option for households, schools, businesses, manufacturing facilities, and events looking to recycle more and keep trash out of landfills.

Household Items Accepted

  • Plastic & Paper Packaging
  • Art Supplies
  • Books & Magazines
  • Home Cleaning Accessories
  • Fabrics
  • Clothing & Accessories
  • Office Supplies & E Waste
  • Pet Products (Non Food)
  • Shipping Materials

How it works

We make recycling easy: simply choose the Zero Waste Box™ for what you’d like to recycle, fill the box, and send it back to TerraCycle when you’re ready. We take care of the rest!
1. Shop
Browse our selection of Zero Waste Boxes and select the one that fits your needs.

Browse Boxes

2. Collect

Fill your Zero Waste Box with the trash you’d like to recycle.

 

3. Ship

When filled, send your box back to us using the attached prepaid shipping label and we’ll #RecycleEverything!

City of San Diego – Mattress Collection Site (next to HHW Collection Facility)

Bye Bye Mattress drop-off location.

This is Sycamore Landfill run by Republic Services.

Accepts mattresses and box springs for free.

Drop off fee of $115/ton trash, $70/ton green and base waste.

No tires, no hazardous waste. Call for details at 619-562-0530.

Appliance recycling at Quiroz next door to the landfill, call for questions at 619-851-7835.

Kohl’s (Plastic Bag & Film Recycling) – Santee

THIS CENTER IS ACCEPTING PLASTIC BAGS AT THIS TIME!

With drop-off bins located near the front of every one of their 1,100+ stores nationwide, it’s now easier than ever for customers to help the environment while shopping at Kohl’s. They accept plastic film packing, shopping bags, bread bags, ziplock bags, and dry-cleaning bags. Please drop off your clean and dry items here!

Sprouts – North Park

Be a Zero Hero and Recycle Plastic!

Always check to see what you can recycle through your local curbside collection program.
If you can’t recycle it there, Kroger also offers these easy options for harder-to-recycle items:

HOW: Collect clean & dry plastic films from packaging at home and bring back to bins at the front of stores

WHAT: Plastic Film & Packaging

Grocery & retail shopping bags (remove receipts and remove hard plastic & string handles) Outer package wrapping (toilet paper, paper towels, diapers)
Dry cleaning bags Resealable zipper bags*
News paper sleeves & bags Produce bags*
Shipping materials (shipping envelopes, bubble wrap, air pillows (deflated)) Bread bags*
Case stretch wrap Plastic cereal box liners*

Packaging with instructions to recycle in store drop-off programs
*Recycle these items in EITHER the in-store or mail-in programs

 

 

Pavillions Pharmacy – California Drug Take-Back Program

California Drug Take-Back Program

The California Drug Take-Back Program has enough remaining funding to provide you with free liners (including shipping and disposal of filled liners) through early 2022. We encourage you to continue accepting unwanted medications in the med bins we’ve installed at your facility, shipping them back once they are no more than 2/3 full, and ordering replacement liners as you’ve previously done (using the process documentation provided to you upon installation of the med bin). SB 212 is expected to be fully operational, barring no delays, in 2022. ​

Pools & Spas – County Guidance

Preventing runoff from pool, spa, and fountain maintenance activities from entering our streets and storm drains helps protect our waterways from pollution!  All sources of pollution, including runoff from pools, spas, and fountains, are prohibited from leaving your property; only rainwater is allowed in the streets and storm drains.

What can I do?

  • Dispose of waste thoughtfully: discharge chlorinated or treated water into the sanitary sewer system to ensure that the chemicals often used in pools, spas and fountains do not enter our storm drains.
  • Use Best Management Practices (BMPs): BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, such as chlorinated water, into the storm drain system. BMPs for pool, spa, and fountain maintenance include discharging water to a landscaped area.
Know before you go…

Discharging swimming pool, spa, and fountain water to a storm drain can only be done if the water is dechlorinated, has a pH in the 7.2-8 range, and has no algae or suspended solids.

 

What Can You Do To Keep Our Waterways Clean?

  • Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all pool chemicals. For more information on
    where to properly dispose of excess chemicals, call 1-877-R-1-EARTH (1-877-713-2784).
  • Dispose of liquid waste from pool and spa filters into the house sanitary sewer
    system and dispose of solids from pool and spa filters into a trash bag and then rinse
    the filter into a landscaped area or container.
  • Drain water to a landscaped or rocky area that will not cause soil erosion or runoff
    to a storm drain.
  • Drain water into a storm drain only if the water is reduced to less than 1 part per
    million of chlorine or bromine, and does not contain algaecides, acid wash, or high
    levels of salinity.
  • Pool owners are responsible for the practices of their contractors. Share these
    important facts with your pool maintenance company.

Scisters Salon & Apothecary

About Scisters Salon

Scisters Salon is San Diego’s first Zero Waste Salon, offering beauty products in bulk and various other supplies for living a zero waste, intentional lifestyle. An immense amount of thought is given to how the salon is operated, the services offered, and the options of products that are used and retailed. The team takes pride in finding and customizing products with easily recognized ingredients, eliminating toxins, and integrating wellness in your beauty routine.

Kai’s Refills

Your local refill store located in East County, San Diego. Our goal is to support eco-friendly swaps in your daily life. We are a small business who prioritizes family, health, natural products, and the planet. “Kai” means “of the sea” and it is also the name of my 7 year old daughter. We are a judgement free zone ready to help support your eco-friendly swaps. Everything will come shipped in reused, recycled, or donated packaging. Our bulk soap bottles are on a closed loop system so they will go back to the distributor when empty to be sanitized and re-used.

Thank you for shopping small!

Blind Speed Sparkle blinds

Your Local Window Blind Experts

For over 30 years, our business has provided the area with custom window blinds as well as window blind cleaning and repair services that serve our clients particular needs.

  • Custom Order Blinds W
  • Window Blind Cleaning
  • Window Blind Repairs

Contact Us Today For More Information – Get started on getting your blinds looking like new again, or let our experts find new blinds that will best fit your residential or commercial property. Call us today at for more information about what we have available for you.

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | Encinitas

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | Carlsbad

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | Carmel Valley

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | Santee

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.
PACKAGING DROP-OFF GUIDE
What packaging goes to Pact?
All of the below is Pact-accepted packaging, as long as it’s clean and empty*:
Plastic bottles + jars smaller than a fist
Plastic + aluminum squeezable tubes
Ceramic + porcelain containers
Colored glass bottles + jars (varies heavily by location; check locally)
Caps + closures, Pumps + dispensers, Droppers + applicators, Compacts + palettes, Lipstick/lip gloss tubes + applicators, Mascara tubes + wands, Plastic pencil components for eye/lip liner + brow pencils, Toothpaste tubes + dental floss containers, Silicone containers, Pouches, Supplement bottles

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | La Jolla Village

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | UTC

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Excess Poly

Excess Poly specializes in Plastic Recycling. We service U.S. and Canadian manufacturers, recyclers, demolition, and insurance companies. We buy truckloads and less-than-truckloads of Obsolete Plastic Parts, Virgin Plastics, Plastic Regrind, Reprocessed Plastic, and all forms of Plastic Scrap.

We offer competitive pricing, immediate pick up, and prompt payment on every load.

Working with your team, we will strive to find possible solutions for your plastic scrap waste stream. Our ultimate goal is to divert plastic waste from landfills while reducing the cost of landfill fees. Scrap plastic has value, so eventually, your expenses will convert into profit.

Call 1-888-400-5537 or email info@excesspoly.com to inquire.

 

HP Instant Ink – Walmart Station

Recycle your empty ink cartridge’s in selected Walmart locations. HP Instant ink includes hassle-free recycling by mail.

Authorized Cartridge Recycling Partner.

 

Sephora Beauties Repurposed Recycling Program | Point Loma

Beauty (Re)Purposed aims to simplify the process and provide consumers with clear directions on how they can help divert beauty packaging from landfills. Here’s how it works:

  • Clean it out: At home, make sure the packaging is clean, unbagged, and free of liquid or product.
  • Drop it off: Visit any U.S. or Canadian Sephora store* and drop your empties that meet Pact’s collection guidelines in the dedicated collection bin. To find a participating location, please visit www.pactcollective.org/locations.
  • Close the loop: All done! Instead of being thrown away, the beauty empties could become something else.

For more information, please contact:

Su Patel, DeVries Global
spatel@devriesglobal.com

Benebone Dog Toys

How it works

Recycle Benebone nylon dog chew toys We’ve made getting started with the Benebone Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your Benebone nylon dog chew toys to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them. Enrollment limits apply.

Yes, this free recycling program is brand-specific, which means you can only recycle the nylon dog chew toys of this particular brand. Lumabone, Benebone’s sister brand, is also accepted through this free recycling program.

We encourage you to ship when your box is full of at least 5 Benebone nylon dog chew toys to minimize the transportation carbon footprint for this program. UPS will not accept dripping packages, so please make sure your items are dry.

No, you do not need to clean the nylon dog chew toys before dropping them off, but please make sure your items are dry.

Positive Phee

With a degree in fashion retail Sophie, “Phee” spent a decade immersed in the London luxury fashion & lingerie industries before moving to San Diego where she founded her sustainable fashion services brand Positive Phee. After researching the current fashion cycle and the damage that fast fashion has done to our society & environment, Sophie was motivated to explore a niche for circular fashion events, sustainable styling and upcycling.

Please contact @positive_phee on Instagram or email positivephee@gmail.com to arrange the time of your donation drop offs. Drop offs are welcome 7 days a week, 24 hours a day but need to be confirmed in advance. Second-hand styling also available by appointment.

GOLDTOE Socks Free Recycling Program (Terracycle)

Recycle all brands of used, clean socks here

How it works

We’ve made getting started with the GOLDTOE® Socks Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship all brands of used, clean socks to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

 

Collect

Create a TerraCycle account and join this program. Then reuse any box you have to start collecting all brands of used, clean socks.

 

Print Free Label

When your box is full, sign in to your TerraCycle account to download and print a prepaid shipping label.

 

Ship

Seal your box, affix the prepaid shipping label, and send it to us to be recycled.

Funsicle Inflatables Free Recycling Program (Terracycle)

Funsicle® Inflatables Free Recycling Program

Recycle Funsicle inflatable pools and floats

How it works

We’ve made getting started with the Funsicle Inflatables Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your deflated Funsicle inflatable pools and floats to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

 

Collect

Create a TerraCycle account and join this program. Then reuse any box you have to start collecting your deflated Funsicle inflatable pools and floats.

 

Print Free Label

When your box is full, sign in to your TerraCycle account to download and print a prepaid shipping label.

 

Ship

Seal your box, affix the prepaid shipping label, and send it to us to be recycled.

Sharia’s Closet

Mission

Our mission is to provide free emergency clothing to people that have an immediate need for clothing.

Vision

Our vision is to empower people with clothes to promote self-esteem and self-identity in our community.

What We Do

We provide free, emergency clothing to those experiencing financial hardship or crisis. We help children attend school with confidence and provide teens or adults with professional attire for interviews or the workplace. We empower members of our community in need by promoting self-esteem and self-identity.

We Need Your Help

We are in need of basic clothing, hygiene, and household essentials to include with our customized care bags. Visit our Donation page to see our most urgently needed items and other ways to give.

Firestone Tire & Service Centers – La Mesa

Recycling your used tires is terrific for the environment. Potential uses include: polymer treatment, crumb rubber
production, retreading, shredding, and the manufacture of such products as rubber asphalt, playground equipment,
crash barriers, erosion control, floor and track surfacing, oil spill recovery, roofing, and other environmentally safe
applications.

Fees apply: $6 per tier

Free Paper Shredding Event | Saturday, June 29, 9AM-12PM | SDCCU Bank (San Diego)

Free Paper Shredding Events

SDCCU hosts free paper shredding events at our branch locations. Help your community while also protecting your personal information by bringing all your old personal documents for shredding and recycling. Whether you are a current SDCCU member or not, everyone is invited to our free paper shredding events!

  • Everyone is welcome
  • Protect your personal information
  • Protect the environment
  • Shred your paper documents for FREE

Shred-it®, the world’s leading document destruction and recycling company, provides onsite paper document shredding at no charge. Their trucks are equipped with advanced shredding technology, so your paper documents will be securely disposed of. Paper documents should be removed from binders prior to shredding, however, staples and paperclips are okay to be shredded.

Where Can I Shred Paper Documents for Free?

Protect your private information as well as the environment! Shred-it® will be on-site to provide confidential document destruction and recycling at the following locations:

Date Time Location
June 29, 2024 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* SDCCU El Cajon Branch
312 W. Main St.
El Cajon, CA 92020

SDCCU San Marcos Branch
790 W. San Marcos Blvd.
San Marcos, CA 92078

SDCCU Operations Center
6545 Sequence Dr.
San Diego, CA 92121

Items that cannot be shredded or accepted:

  • Batteries
  • Binders
  • Blueprints
  • Electrical items
  • Large metal objects
  • Ink cartridges and toners
  • Electronic media (USB sticks, CD/DVDs, tapes)
  • Glass
  • Pressurized containers
  • Medical waste (pills, syringes, etc.)
  • X-rays
  • Food waste
  • Cardboard tubes
  • Hard drives
  • Product samples

Please remove the items listed above from the paper documents you would like to be shredded.

Limit 2 boxes (10” x 12” x 15”) per vehicle. All documents will be shredded on-site.

*Event may end prior to 12 p.m. if shredders reach capacity.

Greentech Renewables

Solar panels accepted for $20 per panel on the 3rd Saturday, 6am – 12pm, of every month!

Free Recycling Quote

Going green is made easier and more affordable for organizations, thanks to Free Recycling Quotes. This online recycling exchange offers up to five quotes from local and national recycling centers, absolutely free. Interested parties need only fill out an online form requesting to recycle certain items, such as electronics, metals, paper or plastic, which is then forwarded to the website Free Recycling Quotes ensures that clients receive quotes that are not generic marketing rates, but are customized to suit their requests. Quotes provided come from companies specific to their area.

1. Fill out the form below to schedule your pickup.
2. Confirm a pickup time for your material and pricing.
3. Receive a Certificate of Recycling and Reward Points to Claim Your Reward

Fill out your pick-up form by following this link: https://www.recyclingquotes.com/schedule-a-pick-up.html

 

Med-Project Sharps Mail-Back Services

Mail-Back Services

Mail-Back Services are available in your area. To order a Mail-Back package, visit the Mail-Back section of www.med-project.org.

For more information about the MED-Project program, please visit www.med-project.org or call 1-844-MED-PROJECT 1-844-633-7765 (TTY: 711)

 

Sharps Usage

If there are specific instructions on the label, package, or package insert, please follow those instructions.

Safe Disposal Information

Place all sharps in a sharps disposal container immediately after they have been used. This will reduce the risk of needle sticks, cuts, and punctures from sharps.

Never place sharps in the trash, recycling, or green waste container. Never flush sharps down the drain or toilet.

Accepted: Sharps such as hypodermic needles, pen needles, intravenous needles, lancets, and other devices that are used to penetrate the skin for the delivery of mediations, contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared sharps containers.

Please separate and remove any items that are not accepted before disposing.

Not Accepted: controlled substances (such as opioids), unwanted medicine separate from sharps, batteries, illicit or illegal drugs, and biologics (such as insulin).

 

Play It Again Sports San Diego (Pacific Beach)

Buy & Sell Sports Gear & Fitness Equipment | Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports® locations are locally owned and operated, and are focused on serving the community. We buy, sell, and trade used and new sports equipment and fitness gear and pass along the savings to you! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service every day and believe that our selection of major brands and breadth of products will keep you coming back for years.

Get Cash for Your Gear and Equipment!

We want your quality used sports and fitness gear. Get cash or trade for your equipment. We’re currently looking for fitness, hockey, baseball, golf, football, and soccer gear.

We Share Your Passion for Sports!

At Play It Again Sports we specialize in fitness & exercise, football, baseball & softball, volleyball, ice and field hockey, lacrosse, bicycles, track & field, winter sports, and soccer. When it comes to fitting sports equipment, we know our stuff. Our staff members are trained to provide athletes with the best possible fit in the gear you need to play the game.

We Are Your Sports Service Experts!

We service what we sell at Play It Again Sports, and when it comes to fitting sports equipment, we know our stuff. Our team is trained to provide athletes with the best possible fit in the gear they need. We make sure you have the right equipment for your sport – and that it performs for you.

Needles/Sharps Pharmaceutical Company Take-Back Programs

To assist patients with managing and disposing of used sharps, many pharmaceutical companies offer mail-back programs, which are often free of charge. Other companies provide FDA-cleared containers to patients who use medications that require sharps.

Below is a list of mail-back and container programs you may be eligible for, as well as contact info for patients to enroll in a program.

Please note that the patient must be actively taking the injectable medication and use the sharps container provided by the company to be eligible for each mail-back program.

https://safeneedledisposal.org/solutions/pharmaceutical-programs/

Saks Beauty Recycling Program (Terracycle)

Saks Beauty Recycling Program 

We’ve made getting started with the free Saks Beauty Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship all brands of empty beauty products and packaging to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle it. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

eg. mascara tubs and wands, lip gloss packaging, lipstick packaging, cosmetic cases, skin care tubes, bottles and pumps, hair care bottles and more!

https://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/saks-beauty#@40.77027075200147:-95.93705549677736zoom:4

 

 

Colgate® Oral Care Free Recycling Program

Recycle all brands of oral care products and packaging.
How it works

We’ve made getting started with the Colgate Oral Care Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship your used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle them. Enrollment limits apply for private collection locations. If the program is full, please check for the closest public collection location.

Collect

Create a TerraCycle account and join this program. Then reuse any box you have to start collecting your used or empty toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothpaste cartons, toothbrush outer packaging, and floss containers.
Print Free Label
When your box is full, sign in to your TerraCycle account to download and print a prepaid shipping label.
Ship
Seal your box, affix the prepaid shipping label, and send it to us to be recycled.

Play It Again Sports San Diego (Scripps Mesa)

Buy & Sell Sports Gear & Fitness Equipment | Play It Again Sports

Play It Again Sports® locations are locally owned and operated, and are focused on serving the community. We buy, sell, and trade used and new sports equipment and fitness gear and pass along the savings to you! We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service every day and believe that our selection of major brands and breadth of products will keep you coming back for years.

Get Cash for Your Gear and Equipment!

We want your quality used sports and fitness gear. Get cash or trade for your equipment. We’re currently looking for fitness, hockey, baseball, golf, football, and soccer gear.

We Share Your Passion for Sports!

At Play It Again Sports we specialize in fitness & exercise, football, baseball & softball, volleyball, ice and field hockey, lacrosse, bicycles, track & field, winter sports, and soccer. When it comes to fitting sports equipment, we know our stuff. Our staff members are trained to provide athletes with the best possible fit in the gear you need to play the game.

We Are Your Sports Service Experts!

We service what we sell at Play It Again Sports, and when it comes to fitting sports equipment, we know our stuff. Our team is trained to provide athletes with the best possible fit in the gear they need. We make sure you have the right equipment for your sport – and that it performs for you.

San Diego Fix-It Clinic

Register for an upcoming, free Fix-It Clinic here.

Peter Mui, from the Bay Area started this idea of Fixit Clinics because the biggest items that are disposed of right now are electronic devices and textiles that needed a simple repair/mend but it is so much easier to toss and buy than to try to fix. By creating what he likes to describe as do-it-together disassembly at local libraries and/or Makerspaces he brought together the community of trades people to share their skills with their fellow neighbors on how to troubleshoot and repair their appliances, clothes, electronics (the list can be endless) at these hands on clinics. This program has been adopted throughout the country and has received overwhelming support in every community.

For more information about Peter Mui’s Fixit Clinics go to http://fixitclinic.blogspot.com/

Eva NYC and Terracycle Hair Tools Free Recycling Program

Eva NYC Hair Tools Free Recycling Program

Recycle all brand hair tools and appliances
We’ve made getting started with the Eva NYC Hair Tools Free Recycling Program easy! Simply download a free shipping label to ship any brand hair tools and appliances to TerraCycle, and we’ll recycle it. Enrollment limits apply. If the program is full, you will be added to a waitlist.

Norm Reeves Honda Superstore

This location accepts used motor oil and oil filters at no charge.

Oil contaminated with water, gas, or other automotive fluids will not be accepted. Call 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest household hazardous waste collection center.

Call this certified collection center to ensure hours, amount accepted, and program participation.

Alpine Sheriff’s Substation | Prescription Drug Drop-Off

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs?  What’s safe for you might be harmful for someone else. Protect your family against the misuse of medications.  Simply bring your unwanted, unused or expired medication to a Sheriff’s Department facility disposal kiosk and drop it in—just like putting a letter in a mailbox.  These collection boxes are accessible Monday through Friday during business hours. It’s free, convenient and anonymous.

The Alpine Sheriff’s Station handles law enforcement for the community of Alpine. Alpine is located in eastern San Diego County in the foothills of the Cuyamaca Mountains and on the western edge of the Cleveland National Forest.   Alpine deputies patrol the communities of Alpine, Crest, Harbison Canyon and Blossom Valley.

Dunn-Edwards – Del Mar (PaintCare Program)

Dunn-Edwards

Who Can Use This Program
For Households and Businesses

Restrictions: Limit: 20 gallons per visit.

Hours: Paint is accepted during regular business hours;
Call ahead for hours and to make sure the store can accept
the amount and type of paint you would like to recycle.

This site accepts latex and oil-based house paint, stains and varnish in
containers up to 5 gallons in size. This site does not
accept aerosols (spray paint or other spray products),
containers without original labels, or containers that are leaking or empty.

Visit www.paintcare.org/products-we-accept for complete details.

Out of the Closet

All items must be in GOOD condition. Please see list of items they do AND do not accept.

For Free Pick-Up, please call (800) 558-8220 or fill out the form here. They are able to pick up furniture and large items at this time, and all donations must be outside for pickup.

At least 2 pieces of furniture are required to be part of your donation for a pick-up request to be scheduled. You can donate clothing, household items in store.

Items that they DO NOT take include: beds, entertainment centers, children’s items, old electronics, and large office furniture. Additionally, all items must be in resalable condition and are at the driver’s discretion.

Patriot Exterior Services

Say Goodbye To Smelly Odors!

EXPERIENCE WHY YOUR NEIGHBORS IN & AROUND SAN DIEGO CALL PATRIOT EXTERIOR SERVICES FOR THEIR TRASH CAN CLEANING

Also cleans dumpsters in addition to bins.

Kohl’s (Plastic Bag & Film Recycling) – Balboa

THIS CENTER IS ACCEPTING PLASTIC BAGS AT THIS TIME!

 

With drop-off bins located near the front of every one of their 1,100+ stores nationwide, it’s now easier than ever for customers to help the environment while shopping at Kohl’s. They accept plastic film packing, shopping bags, bread bags, ziplock bags, and dry-cleaning bags. Please drop off your clean and dry items here!

Ralphs – CRV In-Store Redemption Center – Point Loma

Plastic Bag and film recycling bin is at the front.

 

CalRecycle’s website notifies Californians of local retailers who are obligated to offer CRV redemption in-store when there is no buyback center nearby.

Beverage dealers, retailers that sell CRV beverages, share an obligation to ensure convenient redemption opportunities for consumers.  If a beverage dealer is located in an “unserved Convenience zone” and there is no recycling center nearby, these retailers are required to either redeem CRV material in-store (Option A), or opt to pay a fee of $100 per day (Option B).

View a list of “Option A” dealers. https://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Markets/RecyclingClosures/

The most efficient and effective way to lodge a complaint against a recycling center or an Option A retailer and initiate a CalRecycle inspection of that entity is by emailing your name, phone number, a brief summary of the issue, and the name and address of the subject of your complaint to: complaints@calrecycle.ca.gov.

Electronic Recycling Center, Inc.

We accept e-waste from residents and companies. Sorry, we don’t pick up e-Waste from residents, but residents are welcomed to drop of their e-Waste at our facility. Please note that some things are free to drop off while other electronics or small household appliances may have a small disposal fee. We don’t take large appliances. Call to get answers. If you are a company you can drop off your e-Waste at our facility or perhaps call us for a pick up. But please note that we do require a certain truck load volume. We cannot pick up a few items only- it has to be a truck load. For your information: monitors, T.V.s, computers, desktops, tower cases, laptops, and all kinds of wire or cables are free to drop off. However, other items may have a small disposal fee. Please call to check on recycling disposal fees if you are not certain. Also, we do accept different types of batteries and fluorescent lights for a small disposal fee too. We DON’T take large appliances, furniture, liquids, oil, wood, glass, tires, aluminum cans, plastic bottles, glass bottles, clothing, cars, plastic shopping bags, or smoke detectors.

Eco Grease Pumping Services

“You do the cooking, we’ll do the cleaning”

We provide grease trap cleaning services to restaurants and food establishments in the San Diego County area at competitive prices.

Large Animal Removal

DECEASED HORSE AND LIVESTOCK REMOVAL FOR SAN DIEGO COUNTY

We offer fast and compassionate Deceased Horse and Livestock Removal and Disposal and Cremation Services

DECEASED ANIMALS WE REMOVE INCLUDE:

Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Cows, Mules, Llamas, and Donkeys

(We specialize in large animal removal only (Horse, Livestock, etc.) Please call your city or county animal control office for small dead animal disposal.)

Call our San Diego phone in your area code for an immediate quote on our fast and compassionate large animal removal.

760-691-0314

858-722-3575

619-600-1550

Staples – Escondido

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you. Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions. Call for more information.

Staples | Oceanside

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions. Call for more information.

Staples – Carlsbad

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you. Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions. Call for more information

Staples – Vista

Bring in your old office technology products – any brand, any condition – to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

Items Accepted For Free Recycling:

  • Accessories/adapters/cables
  • All-in-one computers
  • Cable/satellite receivers
  • Calculators
  • Camcorders
  • CD/DVD/Blu-ray players
  • Coffee Brewers (less than 40 lb.)
  • Computer speakers
  • Connected home devices
  • Copiers
  • Cordless phones
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Digital projectors
  • eReaders
  • Fax machines
  • Flash drives
  • Gaming consoles/handhelds
  • GPS devices
  • Household Batteries
  • Hard drives
  • iPod®/MP3 players
  • Keyboards & mice
  • Laptops
  • Mobile phones
  • Modems
  • Monitors (including CRT, LED/LCD, plasma)
  • Printers/multifunction devices
  • Routers
  • Scanners
  • Shredders
  • Small servers
  • Stereo receivers
  • Tablets
  • UPS/battery backup devices
  • Video streaming devices (Apple TV®, Roku Player, etc.)
  • Webcams

Items NOT accepted for recycling:

Appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions.

*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).

Staples – Pacific Beach

This location is currently accepting used gloves and masks for recycling.

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions.

*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).

Staples – Carmel Mountain

Bring in your old office technology products to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

Prohibited items not accepted for recycling:
Appliances, floor model printers and copiers, kitchen electronics, lamps or bulbs, large servers, large speakers or speaker systems, smoke detectors and televisions.

*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).

Staples – El Cajon

Bring in your old office technology products – any brand, any condition – to your local Staples and they’ll responsibly and securely recycle them at no cost to you.

Recycle ink and get rewards back

Sign up for Staples Rewards and earn $2 back on every recycled ink or toner cartridge.

Batteries that can be recycled include:

  • Lithium ion (Li-Ion)
  • Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)
  • Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)
  • Non-rechargeable lithium NEW
  • Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)
  • Single-use alkaline NEW
  • Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)

Recycled batteries must be no heavier than 11 lb

What can be recycled in store

Tech

Adapters & hubs

Battery backup devices

Cable/satellite receivers

Calculators

Car & wall chargers

CD/DVD/Blu-ray discs & players

Coffee brewers (less than 40 lb.)

Computers

Computer speakers

Connected home devices

Digital & video cameras

Digital projectors

Earbuds & AirPods®

Fax machines

Flash drives

Gaming consoles & controllers

GPS devices

Hard drives

Headphones & headsets

Keyboards & mice

Label makers

Tech (cont.)

Laminators

Laptops & MacBook®

Mobile phones & iPhone®

Monitors (CRT, LED / LCD, plasma)

MP3 players & iPod®

Printers & multifunction devices

Routers & modems

Scanners

Shredders

Small servers

Smart watches & Apple Watch®

Stereo receivers

Stylus pens & Apple Pencil®

Tablets, iPad® & eReaders

USB & Lightning® cables

Video streaming devices

Webcams

Printer cartridges

Ink cartridges

Toner cartridges & drum units

Batteries

Lithium ion (Li-Ion)

Nickel metal hydride (Ni-MH)

Nickel zinc (Ni-ZN)

Non-rechargeable lithium NEW

Rechargeable nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd)

Single-use alkaline NEW

Small sealed lead acid (SSLA/Pb)

Writing tools

Crayons NEW

Pens & markers NEW

Wooden & mechanical pencils NEW

 

Even more

Phone & iPhone cases NEW

Tablet, iPad & eReader cases NEW

Shredding (cost per pound)

What can’t be recycled in store

Air conditioners

Appliances

Floor-model printers or copiers

Kitchen appliances

Lamps or bulbs

Large servers

Large speakers

Medical devices

Records or record players

Smoke detectors

Televisions

Vaporizers

*Limit 7 items per customer per day. All brands of items are accepted regardless of where purchased. Store management has the right to refuse to accept items that may pose a health or safety risk (e.g., broken monitors not packed in a box, laptops with damaged batteries, etc.).

O’Reilly Auto Parts – Spring Valley (Campo Rd)

This location accepts used motor oil, car/motorcycle batteries and oil filters at no charge. Limit 5-gal per person per day.

Oil contaminated with water, gas, or other automotive fluids will not be accepted. Call 1-800-237-BLUE to find the nearest household hazardous waste collection center.

Call this certified collection center to ensure hours and program participation.

Tool Loaner Program

Doing a repair that requires a special tool? O’Reilly Auto Parts makes it easy with our Loaner Tool Program.

We make tough jobs easy with the O’Reilly Auto Parts loaner tool program. With over 80 specialized loaner tools available, we’re sure to have a tool in stock to help you get the job done right the first time. Simply purchase the needed parts and put down a deposit on the loaner tool. Return the tool in the original condition and receive a full refund. Need the tool for the next repair? Just keep it. The deposit is the purchase price. It’s that easy.

Tool availability may vary from store to store, contact your local O’Reilly Auto Parts store to check on the tool you need.

Mobile Re-Screen

Mobile window screen and screen door business. They fix or replace old worn out window and sliding door screens as well as door screens. They can fix wheels that are broken or lost and have the ability to fabricate new frames and screen doors on the spot. They will try to work around your work schedule and can take credit cards

The original business was started 20 plus years ago and is still serving the entire San Diego County

Serves:

The Casa De Oro community

The City of El Cajon

El Cajon – Unincorporated

The City of La Mesa

City of Lemon Grove

Mount Helix

Rancho San Diego

Spring Valley

Goodwill Donation Storefront – Tierrasanta

Electronics Accepted

Goodwill accepts all types of electronics such as TVs, cell phones, computers, laptops, monitors, printers, tablets, video games consoles! Goodwill will not accept household hazardous waste such as household batteries or fluorescent light bulbs or items with broken/cracked screens.

Schedule Pickup

Goodwill provides free donation pickup services for large furniture and large quantities of items (corporate donations, pallets, 50+ boxes, etc.). Pickups are not available on demand, which may result in up to a one month wait time. For more details or to schedule a pickup, please contact donations customer service at (619) 225-2200 extension 197 or email donate@sdgoodwill.org. Representatives are available Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.

Large Furniture Accepted

Goodwill accepts large furniture in a reusable or good condition at participating retail stores and donation storefronts. Not all furniture can be accepted, please contact the specific store for more details.

 

 

Goodwill Retail Store – Alpine

Donation Hours: 9AM to 6PM Daily

ITEMS WE ACCEPT AT ALL DONATION CENTERS

  • Clothing
  • Housewares and Small Home Appliances
  • Toys and Games
  • Books and Textbooks
  • Bikes, Skateboards, and Scooters
  • Shoes
  • Purses, Bags, and Luggage
  • Home Décor
  • Movies, Music, and Media
  • Sporting Goods
  • Jewelry
  • Bedding and Linens

LARGE ITEMS WE ACCEPT

  • Large Furniture are accepted at select Retail Stores. Call desired location in advance to make sure they can accept your donation.
  • Large Household Appliances (Ovens, Stoves, Refrigerators) are accepted at our Otay Mesa Outlet.

ITEMS WE ACCEPT AT SELECT ELECTRONIC RECYCLING LOCATIONS.  ITEMS CAN BE IN WORKING OR NON-WORKING CONDITION.

  • Video Game Consoles
  • Handheld Video Game Systems
  • Computers (Laptops or Desktops)
  • Computer Accessories (Mouses, Keyboards, etc.)
  • Cell Phones
  • Televisions and Computer Monitors
  • Printers, Fax Machines, and Scanners

*Please note that we cannot accept any electronic devices with broken or cracked screens*
Visit our electronics recycling page for more information.

ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Thank you for your donations and dedication to Goodwill. With your support we are able to provide employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Over the past few years, we have seen a huge increase in landfill fees because some of the donated items cannot be sold in our stores, outlets or be recycled. The amount we are spending on landfill and HAZMAT disposal fees could be better used to serve more people in our community. We have created a list of items that we cannot accept at our donation centers. Please let us know if your donation is rare or a collectible and we will make sure it is given to the correct handler. Thank you for being active participants in helping us fulfill our mission.

Due to Federal and State Laws, Safety Concerns, and Recycling Guidelines, we cannot accept these items:

Items We Do Not Accept

Ways to Dispose of These Items

  • Mattresses
  • Weapons and Ammunition
San Diego Police Department: (619) 531-2000
  • Explosives and Fireworks
San Diego Arson Team: (619) 236-6815
  • Charcoal, Wood, Lighters and Lighter Fluid
  • Light Bulbs and Batteries
  • Fuels: Oils (And Used Filters), Gasoline and Propane (And Propane Tanks)
  • Automotive Fluids (Radiator Fluid)
  • Pesticides and Fertilizers
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Solvents
  • Mercury Items (Thermometers)
  • Cleaning Products
  • Wet and Soiled Clothing
  • Aerosol and Pressurized Canisters
  • Used Cosmetics and Toiletries
  • Medical Sharps (Used Syringes)

City of San Diego Environmental Service Department
sandiego.gov/environmental-services
(858) 694-7000

  • Paints, Stains, Varnish and Paint Remover or Thinner
  • Large Household Appliances

Goodwill Otay Mesa Outlet

  • Pharmaceuticals: Over the Counter and Prescriptions
  • Electronic Devices with Broken or Cracked Screens

Earth911.com or (877) 726-8387

  • Ripped, Stained and Unsellable Furniture
Miramar Recycling Center: (858) 268-8971
  • Construction Materials
  • Strollers, Cribs, and Car Seats