City of San Diego hosts one-day hazardous waste collection event

City of San Diego hosts one-day hazardous waste collection event
Posted at 2:52 PM, Sep 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-21 17:52:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego residents can dispose of household hazardous waste at a free city Environmental Services event Saturday.

The one-day collection event will take place at the corner of Kearny Villa Road and Topaz Way, and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Our goal is to divert household hazardous waste from going into the Miramar Landfill and the City’s storm drains,” said ESD Program Manager Joy Newman. “In addition to used oil and filters, residents can also drop off household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and antifreeze at these events.”

Other collection events are planned for October and January.

  • Oct. 13, 2018 – Balboa Park, on the corner of Park Boulevard and Presidents Way
  • Oct. 27, 2018 -  Southwest High School, 1685 Hollister Street (south parking lot)
  • Jan. 26, 2019 – SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Road (southwest parking lot)

Residents can also drop off waste for free by appointment only on Saturdays at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Transfer Facility, located north of State Route 52 at 5180 Convoy Street. Residents can call ESD at 858-694-7000 Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule an appointment or visit the city's website to make an appointment.