475 North Spruce Street
Escondido, CA 92025

Phone: 760-839-6216
Hours: Monday–Thursday, 6:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. & Alternate Fridays, 6:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

The Recycling & Waste Reduction Section operates the Recycling Hotline, promotes recycling through presentations in area schools, offers workshops on vermiculture, maintains the Household Hazardous Waste program, contracts to trash collection services with Escondido Disposal, Inc., and promotes the Citywide Cleanup Events.

Household Hazardous Waste

The City of Escondido offers a comprehensive household hazardous waste program to its residents to ensure that hazardous materials are disposed of safely and legally. This program is for residential household hazardous waste only; business waste is not accepted. Please see items listed below for specific program information, or call the Recycling Hotline at 760-839-6216 for additional information or Escondido Disposal at 760-745-3203 to make an appointment to dispose of your household hazardous waste.

For information on countrywide recycling by zip code, including batteries, electronics, hazardous waste, paint, etc., please visit Earth911.com or call the toll-free, bilingual 1-800-CLEANUP (1-800-253-2687) environmental hotline.

Recycling & Waste Reduction

The City of Escondido is committed to encouraging recycling and waste reduction. A variety of programs are offered to assist Escondido residents in their conservation efforts. Please see items listed below for specific program information or call the Recycling Hotline at 760-839-6216 for information on additional programs.

Division Contact

Program Coordinator
Laura J. Robinson

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Important Information

Aseptic Packaging Cartons Now Accepted in Escondido's Curbside Recycling Program

Escondido residents and businesses may now include empty food and beverage cartons in their curbside comingled recycling containers. These aseptic packaging containers include milk and juice cartons, coconut water boxes, soy milk cartons, soup containers, ice cream cartons, and many others. Caps and straws should be removed and cartons should be empty before placing them in the recycling bin.

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