Food is being wasted at an alarming rate. And we - consumers - are the largest source of it. More than grocery stores and restaurants combined. But there's good news: we can do something about it!  Savethefood.com has great tips for food storage, information regarding expiration dates, planning, and recipes.


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 Division promotes recycling through presentations in area schools, offers workshops in backyard and worm composting, coordinates cleanups at Dixon Lake, manages the We Clean Escondido program, maintains the Household Hazardous Waste program, and contracts with Escondido Disposal, Inc. for trash collection services.  


AB 1826 Mandatory Commercial Organics Recycling



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 paint disposal, click on the PaintCare link below for a list of local paint retailers that accept paint.  Call ahead for hours and restrictions.

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 our office at 760-839-6216 for information on additional programs.

Executive Staff

Program Assistant
Lori Calvert

Contact Executive Staff - Recycling

Mark Your Calendars

FREE E-Waste & Shred Event
Saturday, November 21, 2020
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Center for the Arts parking lot
Please follow link for details




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