Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Collection Center

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. Please have your driver's license handy for residence check, and wait in your vehicle for one of the collectors to assist you.

PLEASE NOTE: HHW Collection is closed during rainy, stormy weather.  Currently, we are not accepting medical waste or prescription drugs at our HHW collection events.  You may drop off all medical waste at the secure drop off location at the Coronado Police Station, at 700 Orange Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Put Toxic Waste in its Place

Household Hazardous Waste Collection ProgramThe purpose of the HHW program is to provide safe and convenient disposal of items that should not be mixed with the 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.

Do Not Bring

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

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.

Examples of What You May Bring

All Products Marked

  • Danger
  • Warning
  • Toxic
  • Caution
  • Poison
  • Flammable
  • Corrosive
  • Reactive
  • Batteries
  • E-cigarettes
  • Aerosol cans,
  • Household cleaners,
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain opener
  • Mothballs
  • Herbicides
  • Pesticides
  • Rodent poison
  • Paint
  • Electronic waste (computer monitors, TVs, etc.)
  • Automobile fluids (waste oil, gasoline, anti-freeze, brake fluid, etc.)
  • Pool chemicals
  • Water seal
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Sharps (needles/ syringes must be in a rigid container)
  • Paint thinner
  • Varnish
  • Glues
  • Turpentine
  • Barbecue lighter fluid

WasteFree San Diego

Looking to recycle, repair, donate or properly dispose of an item that is not listed in the table above?  Visit or call 1-800-237-2583 for the nearest location/ hours of operation. 

WasteFreeSD is a one-stop zero waste resource which offers information on diversion of household items, recyclables, and household hazardous waste from our crowded landfills. Easy access information connects you to local resources that reduce waste.

E-cigarette & E-liquid Waste

E-cigarettes, including rechargeable batteries and 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 (PDF).

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.