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.


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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Christmas Trees

12/26/15 - 1/15/16

The City of Escondido provides two free, convenient ways of recycling residents' Christmas trees. After removing its decorations, cut the tree into 4-foot lengths and place it next to your trash and recycling bins on your regular collection day. Another option is to take your whole tree to the large recycling bins at Jesmond Dene Park, at the north end of town (2401 N. Broadway), or to Kit Carson Park, at the south end (3333 Bear Valley Parkway).

Farmer's Market

Recycling Division
at the Farmers' Market

Grand Avenue, between
Juniper and Kalmia streets.
Tuesdays, 2:30 - 5 p.m. (winter hours)
Staff and volunteers teach free crafts using recycled materials. Recycling education extends to responding to residents' queries and concerns, and promoting upcoming events.

Recycling Facebook Page