ELECTRONIC & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is unused or leftover portions of products containing hazardous chemicals used around your household including your garden and vehicles for example. It is dangerous and illegal to discard HHW into the trash, storm drain, or down the sewer. To reduce the amount of HHW you generate, please buy only what you need and use it entirely. Choose less toxic alternatives and recyclables. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous. HHW can create a tremendous detrimental effect on our delicate environment if it is not disposed of properly. 

Solana Beach residents can safely dispose of the following items by scheduling a pick-up or dropping off at a HHW Facility.

  • E-Waste
  • Used Motor Oil and Filters
  • Pool Cleaners
  • Household Cleaners
  • Automobile Fluids
  • Landscaping Chemicals
  • Batteries
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Non-Empty Aerosol Cans
  • Paint
  • Mercury Switches
  • Lamps with Fluorescent Tubes
  • Novelties such as some singing greeting cards or flashing athletic shoes    
Where can I drop off my Household Hazardous Waste?
  1. There are two regional permanent collection facilities that are open every Saturday (except holiday weekends) from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Residents can bring their HHW to these facilities free of charge (the City subsidizes the disposal cost). Proof of residency (formal I.D. or current utility bill) is required. Pick-ups or drop-offs are limited to 125 lbs of waste.
    • The Vista facility is located at 1145 East Taylor Street at Laguna Lane.
    • The Poway facility is located in the South Poway Business Park at 12325 Crosthwaite Circle at Stowe Drive. 
Where can I drop off my Electronic Waste (E-Waste)
  1. Residents can recycle their computers and televisions (working or not) with Goodwill at local drop-off locations. Goodwill Industries accepts all computers, televisions and computer related equipment and electronics free of charge and provides a receipt for tax purposes. Check their website for drop-off locations convenient for you.  There are no drop-off locations within Solana Beach currently.
  2. The Solana Center in the City of Encinitas accepts E-Waste.  Visit their website for more information: Solana Center E-Waste Disposal 
  3. There are two regional permanent collection facilities that are open every Saturday (except holiday weekends) from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Residents can bring their E-Waste to these facilities free of charge (the City subsidizes the disposal cost). Proof of residency (formal I.D. or current utility bill) is required. Pick-ups or drop-offs are limited to 125 lbs of waste.
    • The Vista facility is located at 1145 East Taylor Street at Laguna Lane.
    • The Poway facility is located in the South Poway Business Park at 12325 Crosthwaite Circle at Stowe Drive. 
Can someone pick up my HHW or E-Waste from my home?

Yes. A Door-to-Door (or home) HHW/E-Waste collection service is available to all Solana Beach residents. To set up an appointment, please call Clean Earth, Inc at 800-714-1195. 

  • Residents pay a $10.00 co-payment for the HHW pick-up service.
  • There is no charge to qualifying homebound or senior residents (age 65 and over). 
  • There is no charge for E-Waste pick-up service.
What do I do with lightbulbs?

What is U-Waste? Also called "universal waste," this includes many hazardous waste items, including fluorescent lamps, cathode ray tubes, instruments that contain mercury, batteries, and others.

Solana Center accepts compact fluorescent (CFL) lightbulbs, LED lightbulbs, and old batteries for recycling. They do not accept incandescent light bulbs. 

 

Contact Us

Call Clean Earth, Inc. to schedule a HHW or E-Waste pickup (800) 714-1195

Rimga Viskanta, Senior Management Analyst for questions regarding the program (858) 720-2467