HHW Collection Facilities

Household Hazardous Waste


Household hazardous waste (HHW) should never be thrown into the trash or poured down the sink, sewer or storm drains .  Improper disposal may injure refuse workers, pollute ground water, waterways, and our oceans, potentially destroying marine life. For these reasons, improper disposal is illegal.

Disposal for County Residents

The County has access to three permanent HHW collection facilities to accept HHW from unincorporated County residents.  

Find out if you live in the unincorporated area:

Unincorporated area map - put your address in the upper right hand search box of the map. Orange indicates you are in the unincorporated area, grey means you are in a city. 

The locations for unincorporated residents are:

Ramona HHW Facility for unincorporated residents

324 Maple Street, Ramona
(at the Ramona Disposal Transfer Station)

Appointments Required

call (877) 713-2784 for an appointment or click below for our online appointment scheduler

Appointments are available 1st and 3rd Saturdays from    9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Click the button below to schedule an appointment :

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All waste must be transported in vehicle trunk or bed of pick-up truck

Staff will not open vehicle door or enter vehicle interior

Unlock trunk prior to check in

You must remain in your vehicle

Bring proof of residency / address

Bring a face covering in case interaction with staff is necessary


Escondido HHW Facility for unincorporated residents

1044 West Washington Avenue, Escondido
(at the Escondido Disposal Transfer Station) 

Appointments Required

call (877) 713-2784 for an appointment or click below for our online appointment scheduler

Appointments are available from 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm only on select Saturdays. Please refer to the appointment calendar for availability.  

Click the button below to schedule an appointment:

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Unincorporated Area Residents use the above "Click to Schedule"-- City of Escondido residents please use link below



CALL (760) 745-3203  


MAKE AN APPOINTMENT HERE:   Appointments for City of Escondido residents only




El Cajon HHW Facility

925 O'Connor Street, El Cajon

(at the Waste Management Transfer Station)

Appointments Required.

Appointments available every Saturday from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

Please call Waste Management to schedule an appointment, using the following steps:

  1. Call Waste Management at 619-596-5100
  2. Say “Household Hazardous Waste” when the virtual assistant asks what you want help with. This will bring you to the Haul Away landing zone
  3. If you are a WM customer, say your address or account number (City of Santee residents and some County residents are serviced by WM)
  4. If you are NOT a WM customer, say “No Address” or “No Account”
  5. Say “Residential” when asked if it is a residential, business, or contractor address
  6. You will be connected with an agent who can schedule your HHW drop-off appointment

Please note:  If it associates your phone# with an account for a different facility, for example, Temecula, repeat “No Address”


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  • Disposal for City Residents

    If you do not live in the unincorporated areas of the County, you will need to contact your city's HHW program for disposal information. Here is a current contact list by city.

  • Disposal for Oil, Oil Filters, and Electronics

    Used oil, oil filters, and electronics can be recycled at many local businesses.  Call the HHW Hotline (877-R-1-EARTH/877-713-2784) or search WasteFreeSD.org for a location nearest you.

  • Waste Disposal Reminders
    • Do not transport more than the legal limit of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of HHW.
    • All container labels must be legible (no worn-off labels)
    • All containers must be sealed and not leaking
    • Do not mix different products into one container
    • HHW must be transported in the trunk of the car or in another area away from passengers and pets
    • For qualified elderly or disabled unincorporated County residents only, a pick up service is available upon approval (call 877-713-2784 for an appointment).

For additional information, call the Household Hazardous Waste Hotline: