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Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection is held the second and fourth Saturday of each month, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Public Services Facility, located at 101 B Avenue, and is available to Coronado residents only.  No business or contractor generated waste is permitted. 

Upcoming dates are: November13th; December 11th; January 8th & 22nd

Put Toxic Waste in its Place

The purpose of the City's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) program is to provide safe and convenient disposal of items that should not be mixed with regular trash.

Household products containing toxic chemicals become hazardous waste when you decide to dispose of them. Never throw hazardous products in the trash, as the toxic chemicals may harm the environment and sanitation workers, and start fires in trash trucks.  Never pour hazardous products into a sink or storm drain. It is dangerous and they will end up in our environment polluting the air, water and soil. The City of Coronado's HHW program is available so that all residents in the community can safely dispose of their toxic, hazardous waste.  

How to Transport Waste

Leave all products in their original containers. Do not consolidate them. Make sure containers are properly sealed and not leaking. Put the containers in the trunk or back of your vehicle, away from passengers. Do not transport more than 15 gallons of any liquid or 125 lbs. of solids at one time.

 HHW brochure
Program brochure is available in English and Spanish.

Examples of What You May Bring

Aerosol cans - Household cleaners - Disinfectants - Drain opener - Mothballs - Herbicides - Pesticides - Rodent poison - Paint - Paint thinner - Varnish - Glues - Turpentine - Barbecue lighter fluid - Batteries - E-cigarettes - Electronic waste (computer monitors, TVs, etc.) - Automobile fluids (waste oil, gasoline, anti-freeze, brake fluid, etc.) - Pool chemicals - Water seal - Appliances – Fluorescent lamps - Sharps (needles/ syringes must be in a rigid container) - All products marked: DANGER, WARNING, TOXIC, CAUTION, POISON, FLAMMABLE, CORROSIVE, or REACTIVE

E-cigarette and E-liquid Waste

E-cigarettes, including rechargeable batteries and the cartridges and bottles that contain e-liquids (liquid nicotine mixtures), can pose a threat to human health and to the environment if they are not disposed of properly.  E-cigarette and e-liquid waste should not be thrown in the regular trash or flushed down a sink.  View best practices and safe disposal information.

Do Not Bring

Do not bring Bio-Hazardous (red bag) Waste, Controlled Substances, Explosives, Radioactive Materials, or Business Waste. To inquire about disposal of these items, call San Diego County Hazardous Materials Division.

Collection Center

The HHW facility is located inside the Public Services Division Facility, 101 B Avenue. Please have your driver's license handy for residence check, and wait in your vehicle for one of the collectors to assist you.

Holiday Schedule

The HHW facility will be closed the Saturday before a Monday holiday:
• Memorial Day 
• Labor Day

The Saturday closest to:
• Easter
• Thanksgiving
• Independence Day
• Christmas
• New Year’s Day

The HHW facility will also be closed during rainy, stormy weather.  Call Public Services for more information (619) 522-7380 or (619) 756-4464 on Saturdays.
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