Dump Your Hazardous Waste Safely Saturday In San Diego

This weekend, you can get rid of items that shouldn't go into the garbage.

The city's Environmental Services Department is holding a one day collection event Saturday, September 22nd.

You can take used motor oil, oil filters, antifreeze, batteries and light bulbs to a city parking lot in Kearny Mesa.

The city says the goal is to get rid of hazardous waste safely and keep it out of storm drains and the landfill.

The event is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, Metropolitan Operations Center (parking lot) at 9192 Topaz Way (corner of Kearny Villa Road and Topaz Way) San Diego, CA 92123

In addition to the Sept. 22 event, the City is holding collection events in the coming months. All events start at 9 a.m. and end at 1 p.m.         

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 household hazardous 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 www.sandiego.gov/HazWasteSafeDisposal to make an appointment. To search for a used oil and oil filter recycling location in your neighborhood, visit CalRecycle's website.

These events are sponsored by the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department, Public Utilities Department and Transportation and Storm Water Department, along with support from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

Photo Credit: Getty Images 

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