For important information about Organic Waste Recycling start dates and green bin information/presentations:  Read more in “Homes Serviced by the City”


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One Day Collection Events

The City offers household hazardous waste collection events every spring and fall as a convenient way to dispose of hazardous materials and prevent them from ending up in the Miramar Landfill.

Items accepted at these events include oil, antifreeze, oil filters, car batteries, household batteries and fluorescent bulbs. If you have other Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) to dispose of, please check the City's HHW webpage for information on proper disposal options.

Recycling events are funded by the Environmental Services and Public Utilities Departments and a grant from the State of California Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

Visit the CalRecycle website for more information on recycling and to find a used oil and oil filter recycling location near you.


City of San Diego, Public Utilities Dept. (parking lot)

5571 Topaz Way

San Diego, CA 92123

March 25, 2023

9:00am to 1:00pm

Balboa Park Lower Inspiration Parking Lot

Corner of Park Blvd. & Presidents Way

San Diego, CA 92101

April 29, 2023

9:00am to 1:00pm

City of San Diego, Chollas Operations Yard

Corner of College Grove & Caminito Chollas

San Diego, CA 92105

May 13, 2023

9:00am to 1:00pm