Household Hazardous Waste
Did you know?
That most home, car and yard care products should NOT
be thrown in the trash?
Paint, used motor oil and most cleaning products are
considered to be hazardous waste?
If these products are put in the landfill, they can contaminate
What do I do with them if I can't throw them in the trash?
Take them to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility at
the Prima Deshecha Landfill*
Take I-5 to Ortega Hwy. turn right (going inland) to
La Pata. Turn right to the landfill. Follow the cars
to the right. There will be a gate. Tell them you are
taking things to Household Hazardous Waste and the guard
will direct you.
What? is accepted at the
Household Hazardous Waste Facility
TV monitors, cellphones, computers (e-waste), paints
and paint products, solvents, automotive products (antifreeze,
motor oil, fluid), batteries (home and car), herbicides,
fuels, medicines, mercury, pesticides, polishes and waxes,
pool and spa chemicals, propane tanks from BBQs, unused
road flares, wood preservatives
What is not accepted?
Ammunition, explosives, asbestos, radioactive materials
When? is the facility
*On non-rainy days, Tuesday thru Saturday from 9am to
Is it free?
Yes, to residents, but businesses are charged a fee.
Are there limits to what I can take?
Yes. A maximum of 15 gallons or 125 pounds may be transported
per vehicle, per trip. Materials should be in their original
containers (except motor oils, fuels and antifreeze).
Containers larger than 5 gallons in size will not be
To report spills 366-1553
For more information, go here http://ci.san-clemente.ca.us/sc/twocolumn.aspx?pageid=452