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Hazardous waste is unused or leftover portions of products containing toxic chemicals used around the home. Products labeled Caution, Warning, Danger, Poison, Toxic, Flammable, or Corrosive are considered hazardous.
Coronado residents can properly dispose of household toxic waste through Coronado’s Household Hazardous Waste Program every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 B Avenue (CLOSED the Saturday before a Monday holiday). Click here for more information.
Limit: 5 gallons or 50 lbs. of toxic materials per vehicle. The City of Coronado also offers curbside pickup of used oil to residents who are unable to use the HHW program. For more information about the HHW or curbside used oil collection programs, log on to the City of Coronado’s website www.coronado.ca.us (click on “Government” > “Public Services” > “Solid Waste”) or call Public Services at (619) 522-7380.
Paint may not be placed out for curbside collection or disposed of in a bin/container meant for solid waste. FREE paint recycling is available at drop-off sites throughout California. Most of these sites are at paint retailers (paint, hardware, and home improvement stores) that have volunteered to take back paint, and they are available to any resident and business in California. These stores accept paint whenever they are open for business. Below is a link where you can find a drop-off site near you and view hours and restrictions.
Find a PaintCare drop-off location
Do not flush unused, unwanted, and expired medications down the toilet, put them in the drains or throw them away with the trash. Always make sure to keep medication out of reach of children and pets. Unused, unwanted, and expired medications can be taken to a San Diego County Prescription Drug Collection Box Location and turned in anonymously in a secure collection drop-box.
When disposing of medication, make sure to remove all labels with personal information and recycle the containers at home. Place unneeded pills into a plastic container or zip lock bag.
Find a San Diego County Prescription Drug Collection Box Location
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are commonly found in cell phones, laptops, cordless phones, household electronics, or power tools and are considered hazardous waste when they are discarded. Unfortunately, more and more dangerous incidents are being reported involving explosions or fires caused by improperly disposed cell phones or Li-Ion batteries.
All batteries and electronic waste must be properly recycled or taken to a household hazardous waste disposal facility or event, and NEVER placed in trash or recycling carts!
Batteries and most electronic waste are considered hazardous because of the metals and/or other toxic or corrosive materials contained within. Even when batteries have reached their end-life, they still hold a small charge. If batteries are not discarded properly, they can potentially explode and cause a fire in a collection cart, truck or in a disposal facility when crushed.
Watch a Short Animated Video on Battery Safety from the Avoid the Spark Campaign
Coronado residents can properly dispose of household toxic waste, including batteries and electronic waste, through Coronado’s Household Hazardous Waste Program every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 B Avenue (CLOSED the Saturday before a Monday holiday). Click here for more information.
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