Dump everything from old TVs and paints to tires and scrap metal from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Steele Canyon High School, 12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley. The recycling event is sponsored by the County of San Diego departments of Environmental Health and Public Works.
You can also recycle your green waste, pick up free mulch and have papers shredded Saturday morning. EDCO is providing the green waste drop off and free mulch pick up—you must unload and load materials yourself.
There's almost nothing that can't be disposed of at this weekend's collection. Almost.
You will not be shocked to know that the items not welcome at the event are business waste, ammunition, medications, explosives and radioactive materials.
Also, if you want to recycle a large appliance, call 877-713-2784 to make arrangements.
Here's want you can bring:
—Electronic waste recycling is limited to no more than five televisions or computer monitors per car. Other electronic waste being accepted includes; cell phones, cordless phones, rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries, printers, scanners, stereos, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines and fluorescent lights.
—Tire recycling is limited to no more than nine tires per vehicle. Tires should be reasonably clean. Passenger-vehicle tires only; no truck or commercial-vehicle tires will be accepted. If you have more than nine tires or tires with rims, call 877-713-2784 to make arrangements.
—For safety, leave hazardous waste in its existing container. Hazardous waste is anything marked with Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable, or Corrosive on the label. Make sure lids are fastened tight. Keep them away from people and pets when bringing them to the recycling event by transporting them in the trunk or the back of your car. Don’t transport more than 15 gallons or 125 pounds at one time. Containers should be no larger than 5 gallons.
Some of the waste products people can bring include aerosols, cleaners, antifreeze, auto fluids, used oil and oil filters, pesticides, solvents and pool chemicals.
For more information, visit www.WasteFreeSD.org.