City of Poway


Free disposal of household toxics and electronic waste is available at the City of Poway's Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Facility. The facility is located at 12325 Crosthwaite Circle, off Stowe Drive, east of Community Road in the South Poway Business Park. It is open every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (the facility is closed on Sundays, weekdays and holiday weekends, see the holiday schedule on this page). Proof of residency (formal I.D. or current utility bill) is required.

Household Hazardous Waste is unused or leftover portions of products containing hazardous chemicals used to maintain your residence. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable or Corrosive are considered hazardous.

Transportation and Weight Limits

Leave products in the original container with lids on tight so they will not leak. Transport containers in the trunk or in the back of the vehicle away from passengers. DO NOT transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds at a time in containers no larger than a 5-gallon bucket.

To reduce the amount of Household Hazardous Waste you generate, please buy only what you need and use it up. Choose less toxic alternatives and recyclables.

Household Hazardous
Waste Facility

12325 Crosthwaite Circle Map it

Open Saturdays:

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(858) 668-4710

Holiday Closures*
*subject to additional closure dates
New Year 2014 December 28
Easter April 19
Memorial Day May 24
Thanksgiving November 29
Christmas December 20
New Year 2015 December 27

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Examples of HHW
Household Hazardous Waste includes leftover:

  • Aerosol cans, non-empty
  • All Purpose Cleaners
  • Antifreeze
  • Auto Batteries
  • Auto Fluids, Oil & Filters
  • Batteries
  • Cooking Oil, Residential
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain Opener
  • Electronic Devices: TV, Monitor, VCR, Stereo, CPU, Wireless Phones, Microwave Ovens
  • Fertilizers
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Bulbs & Other Mercury-Containing Lamps
  • Furniture Polish
  • Gasoline (w/ container)
  • Latex (water based) Paint
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Oil-Based Paint
  • Oven Cleaner
  • Pesticides
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Propane Canisters
  • Sharps Waste
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Solvents & Thinners
  • Thermometers
  • Thermostats
  • Varnishes

Proper Disposal

It is dangerous and illegal to discard household hazardous waste into the trash, a storm drain, or down the sewer drain. Instead, use up the product as intended or take the unused portion to a Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility. Uncontaminated used oil, oil filters, antifreeze, and automotive batteries may also be taken to a local certified collection center.

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Last updated: 12/26/2013 7:43:33 AM