A: There are many recycling centers throughout San Diego that allow you to drop off a variety of recyclable materials. Read about recycling to learn how, what and where residents, businesses and the military can recycle.
A: There is not a market for every plastic in the San Diego area. The regional economy dictates what types of plastics we can collect.
A: There are a number of reputable companies in San Diego that will recycle your appliances for free or a nominal fee. Some companies offer a pickup service, and others offer drop-off sites around the County. Companies tend to accept different appliances, although the most common include refrigerators, freezers, ranges, ovens, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens, room air conditioners, trash compactors and water heaters. Please visit WasteFreeSD.org to find a service near you.
If an appliance still works or just needs minor repair, consider donating it to a local charity or thrift store. Reusing appliances helps benefit those who cannot afford new appliances. If you need assistance finding a charity or thrift store, call Environmental Services at (858) 694-7000.