Recycling Events

FREE Recycling Drop-off for Tires and Appliances

Residents from unincorporated communities in the East County can drop off old tires, appliances and scrap metal for FREE at EDCO Station in La Mesa on several days in March. 

Residents with waste tires and appliances should call to make an appointment at 1-877-R-1-EARTH (1-877-713-2784).  Appointments will be accepted between 8 A.M.-2 P.M. on Friday, March 3rd; Saturday, March 4th; Saturday, March 11th and between 8 A.M.-1 P.M. on Monday, March 13th.



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Tires must be relatively clean and be from passenger vehicles.  Large truck tires and tires from businesses or commercial sources will not be accepted. A limited number of tires with rims will be accepted. Residents who want to transport loads of more than 9 tires may request a waiver when they make an appointment.

EDCO Station accepts free recycling drop off, year-round, for these additional items:  used motor oil, electronic waste, fats, oil and grease, and CRV glass, cans, and plastic.  EDCO also accepts household batteries and sharps from EDCO waste collection customers.  Find out more at:

EDCO Station is located at 8184 Commercial Street in La Mesa.  Free collection for tires and appliances is only available to unincorporated area residents during the event days/times.

The event is made possible by County of San Diego Department of Public Works, CalRecycle and EDCO.

For more information about the event or to learn how to recycle or properly dispose just about anything, residents can call the County’s Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste Program at 1-877-R-1-EARTH  (1-877-713-2784) or visit

Get a FREE oil filter just for bringing in your old one for recycling!


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Get a FREE oil filter by bringing in an old one for recycling on March 25th from 10am-2pm at participating O'Reilly Auto Part Stores in Fallbrook, Ramona, Lakeside and Spring Valley.

Participating O’Reilly Auto Part stores:

  • Fallbrook: 812 S. Main St.
  • Ramona: 1935 Main St.
  • Lakeside: 9732 Winter Gardens Blvd.
  • Spring Valley: 10050 Campo Rd.
  • Spring Valley: 8375 Paradise Valley Rd.

One free filter per person. 

Free filter offer valid only during the specified date, time and places listed above.

Limit 5 gallons of used oil per person, per day.

Funded by a grant from CalRecyle.

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