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Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Due to ongoing COVID-19 health and safety measures, visitors are required to wear face masks and remain in their vehicles at all times. Visitors must also adhere to onsite personnel instruction and store hazardous materials for drop off in the car trunk or truck bed for easy access. Due to the volume of landfill and recycle center visitors, traffic delays may occur.

City of San Diego Household Hazardous Waste Program

City of San Diego residents may dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) by appointment only at the HHW Transfer Facility free of charge. Select the Make an Appointment Now tab below or visit Get It Done to schedule an appointment. Please bring proof of City residency, a picture identification, or a recent bill showing your name and address.  

Location: Entrance of the Miramar Landfill (5161 Convoy Street, 92111, north of State Route 52)

Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., except holidays.

Accepted Waste

Bring all products used in the routine maintenance of your home, yard, or vehicle. These products are labeled with words such as “Danger”, “Warning”, “Caution”, “Poison”, “Flammable”, or “Corrosive”.

A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds of hazardous household waste may be transported to the Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility (15 gallons refers to the actual contents of the container, not the container size.)

NOT Accepted 

  • Business Waste (contractors, landscapers, homeowner associations)
  • Asbestos waste
  • Containers larger than five (5) gallons in size.
  • Compressed gas cylinders (other than propane cylinders & fire extinguishers)
  • Explosives (ammunition, fireworks, marine flares)
  • Lead paint waste
  • PCB Capacitors and Transformers (Polychlorinated Biphenyls)
  • Radioactive materials
  • Appliances
  • Electronics (e-waste)

For assistance with the proper disposal of Unacceptable HHWs, enter your information on the HHW Transfer Facility Appointment screen and an Inspector will contact you within three (3) business days.

Safe Transport to the HHW Transfer Facility

  • Transport up to five gallons or 50 pounds of waste at any time. Use your best judgment to estimate the amount of waste.
  • Leave all products in their original sealed containers. Do not mix different products together.
  • Leave mercury switches in the thermostat.
  • Bring the waste in securely-closed containers that will not leak.
  • For passenger and driver safety, place wastes in the vehicle's trunk or truck bed. Do not transport in the passenger compartment.
  • Secure the containers to prevent breakage or spills during transport.
  • Place fuels (diesel, gasoline, contaminated oil) in a container that can be left behind (Fire-Rescue Department requirement).
  • For safe unloading, keep wastes separate from other items such as trash or recyclable materials.

Make an Appointment Now

Questions?

Call 858-694-7000 regarding:

  • Loads larger than 50 pounds;
  • Containers larger than five gallons;
  • Leaky or open containers;
  • Products you cannot identify;
  • Special services for elderly or disabled residents without available transportation; and
  • Resources for disposal of wastes not accepted.

For Non-City of San Diego Residents

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