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Hazardous Waste Disposal
The Door-to-Door (or home) HHW collection service is offered to any Solana Beach resident for a small co-payment of $10.00
(the City subsidizes the disposal cost). To set up an appointment, please call (800) 714-1195. The Door-to-Door (or home)
HHW collection service is available to qualifying homebound or senior residents (age 65 and over) at no charge. For a
list of elligible items (which includes e-waste and household batteries), please click here.
In addition to the Door-to-Door collection service, there are two regional permanent collection facilities that are
open every Saturday (except holiday weekends) from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Residents can bring their HHW to these facilities
free of charge (the City subsidizes the disposal cost). The Vista facility is located at 1145 East Taylor Street at
Laguna Lane. The Poway facility is located in the South Poway Business Park at 12325 Crosthwaite Circle at Stowe Drive.
Secure Drop-boxes for Prescription Drugs
The San Diego County’s Sheriff Department and the County Board of Supervisors are pleased to announce a new drop-off collection program for unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.
These items have been determined to present substantial risks to our community by either falling into the wrong hands, or by damaging our environment through improper disposal. It is the awareness of this that has resulted in the San Diego County Sheriff and the Board of Supervisors working together to provide a safe alternative method for disposal of unwanted pharmaceuticals.
Secure collection drop-boxes have been installed at several Sheriff’s facilities, including the Encinitas Station located at 175 North El Camino Real, Encinitas, CA 92024. Community members are now welcome to come to any of the facilities where unwanted medications may be turned in anonymously.
• Medications in standard containers may be deposited in those containers.
• Loose medication can be put into plastic bags available at the collection box and then deposited.
• Please ensure any liquid medication is enclosed in secure containers before depositing.
• Syringes should not be placed in the drop box. SHARPs (home generated hypodermic needles) containers will be forthcoming to each facility for this purpose.
These drop offs are a “no questions asked” situation and done as a service to the community to reduce the access to unused prescription medications. In addition to the Sheriff’s staff required to take the surrendered medications, each location will have drug prevention and treatment professionals available to answer any questions.
Residents who live in San Diego County, which includes all 18 cities and the unincorporated areas of the County, are encouraged to register their cell phones and e-mail addresses
for emergency notifications by visiting http://www.alertsandiego.org.
Residents are able to register multiple cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses by reopening the Web page.
Residents without computers may access this Web site from one of the County libraries.
There is no charge to use the computers at County libraries.
This new free service hopes to reduce the number of "9-1-1" calls, and allow motorists to call for help from their cell phones instead of
walking to the nearest call box. This new number also provides information on traffic conditions, public transportation service information and more!
You can visit their website at: www.511sd.com.